Nonetheless, Wayne, who was enjoying Captain Kirby York, got here alongside Agar and mentored him with the tougher facets of the manufacturing. The younger actor by no means forgot the star’s kindness to him and later stated: “I am going to go to hell and again for Duke.”
Lt. Mickey was not the one member of the solid to fall sufferer to actor Ford’s rudeness and bullying. Wayne’s Lt. Col. Owen Thursday co-star Henry Fonda discovered the director’s cussed refusal to rehearse emotional scenes to be infuriating.
Fonda discovered that if he wished to debate a scene with Ford, the director would change the topic or inform him to close up. The star additionally discovered the filmmaker’s verbal abuse and threats very uncomfortable, even to the extent of creating her cry.
Wives and girlfriends weren’t allowed on the Monument Valley set, however Duke’s son Michael Wayne was. He recalled: “I actually noticed tears come out of Henry Fonda’s eyes at Fort Apache. He simply turned and walked away.
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