Mouth of Truth

For the famous “Mouth of Truth” scene, Gregory Peck ad-libbed the joke where he pretends that his hand was bitten off in the mouth of the stone carving. He borrowed the gag from Red Skelton. Prior to filming the scene, Peck told director William Wyler that he was going to do the gag, but that they should […]

The written word has some kind of sanctity

“Remember that awful book that was written about Jean [Harlow]? That´s  typical of the school of biography that seeks to fit the reality to the image. It was claimed she ran around San Francisco getting drunk and sleeping with cabdrivers. She was with me or Bill, for God´s sake, and when we worked she hung […]