Gaily, Gaily (1969): Jewison’s Chronicle of Ben Hecht as Young Man

Norman Jewison directed this chronicle of screenwriter Ben Hecht when he was a young reporter in Chicago.

Beau Bridges plays the lead, and he is supported by Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith, Hume Cronyn, George Kennedy, and Wilfred Hyde-White.

Oscar Nominations: 3

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

Sound: Robert Martin and Clem Portman

Costume Design: Ray Aghayan

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Art Direction and Sound Oscars went to the musical “Hello, Dolly!” Margaret Furse won the Costume Design Award for the historical epic, “Anne of the Thousand Days.”