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The Scoundrel (1935) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and produced by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingBen Hecht, Charles MacArthurWon

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Cora Moore: [upon reading about Mallare's plane crash] I've just learned that there IS a God!

Maurice Stern: Pity - that most vile of virtues - has never been known to you.

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George Antheil composed a rejected score and is not credited, but this title still features as one of his film scores in reference books. His score was replaced with stock music and excerpts from Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years afterward.
Film debut of Burgess Meredith.
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