Western Guy wrote:Thanks Fernando. Yes, I quoted from some of that correspondence in my book. Things got pretty testy between the pair; probably the worst on-set experience for either of them, particularly Robinson.
Got me to thinking what would have happened had George accepted the role of Walter Neff in DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Things would not smooth over between the two until 14 years later during the making of A BULLET FOR JOEY, so the enmity surely still would have existed during filming of the Wilder film only three years after their blowup. And to hear Raft (Neff) frequently comment to Robinson (Keyes): "I love you, too" . . . hmmmm.
I am glad to read that. Looking forward to reading your book which is on my Wish List.
I was particularly impressed that due to the incident sb. from Warners sent a letter to the Screen Actor's Guild denouncing Raft's behaviour against Robinson. Also Behlmer stated that apparently both actors were rivals over Dietrich or something of sorts.
I can't picture Raft in DI speaking those lines of dialogue