John Wayne’s Rio Grande set tragedy noticed solid killed and our bodies by no means recovered | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Back in 1950, John Wayne starred in Rio Grande, the third of his Cavalry Trilogy (alongside Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) with director John Ford.

Cast and crew struggled terribly with the extraordinarily sizzling Utah location, with units and phases having to be in-built such difficult situations.

To make issues worse the actors needed to carry out in heavy interval costumes of the nineteenth century.

Although no less than Duke was in a position to put on a smaller toupee to look barely older as his Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke character.

The movie would even be his first of 5 starring roles reverse Maureen O’Hara, who shared a set tragedy from manufacturing in her autobiography.

In O’Hara’s memoir Tis Herself – which additionally recounted the bruising left by Wayne spanking her on McLintock! – the main woman claimed that two stuntmen died through the taking pictures of Rio Grande.

She stated that the unlucky solid members fell from their horses and drowned throughout a scene in the midst of a muddy river.  Tragically their our bodies had been by no means recovered since nobody noticed them fall and the mud was so thick. However, it is contested that this even occurred.

According to Michael F Blake’s new e-book The Cavalry Trilogy, there isn’t a impartial proof from newspapers or movie manufacturing information on the matter. The creator requested Harry Carey Jr earlier than his demise if O’Hara’s claims had been true. The actor stated that the one stuntman damage on set was Chuck Hayward and nobody died throughout filming.

Whatever the case, on a lighter word, the infamous director John Ford managed to prank visiting Hollywood producers on set.

Ford couldn’t stand Hollywood executives badgering him when he was attempting to work. The filmmaker was significantly enraged when producer Herbert J Yates and Republic government Rudy Ralston confirmed up demanding he get on with filming when it was already 10 within the morning.

The story goes that the director replied: “Just as soon as you get the hell off my set” earlier than he performed a sensible joke on them at suppertime.

Ford employed one in every of his actors Alberto Morin to fake to be a French waiter with poor English. And through the meal he “accidentally” broke plates and spilt soup on the Hollywood fits, who by no means managed to understand what was actually occurring.