Gaily, Gaily (1969): Ben Hecht as Young Man

Gaily, Gaily (1969)

In this adaptation of Ben Hecht memoirs about his years as a young Chicago reporter, Beau Bridges plays Ben Harvey.

Director Norman Jewison has assembled an international cast, including Melina Mercouri as a madam, Brian Keith as a vet reporter, Hume Cronyn as a politico, but the film is vastly disappointing.

Margot Kidder made her screen debut in this less than funny or gay film.

 

Oscar Nominations: 3

Art Direction-Set Decoration: Robert Boyle, George B. Chan; Edward Boyle and Carl Biddiscombe

Sound: Robert Martin and Clem Portman

Costume Design: Ray Aghayan

 

Oscar Context:

The Art Direction and Sound Oscars went to Hello, Dolly! Margaret Furse won the Costume Design Oscar for Anne of the Thousand Days.

 

Directed by Norman Jewison

Written by Abram S. Ginnes, Ben Hecht

United Artists