Bond star Sean Connery beat up Lana Turner’s armed gangster boyfriend on set | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Before he was James Bond, Sean Connery featured in movie drama Another Time, Another Place reverse Hollywood star Lana Turner, who died 29 years in the past this week.

The actress, whose profession wasn’t as sizzling because it was, performed an American journalist who had an affair with a warfare correspondent 10 years her junior, performed by Connery.

During the 1957 shoot in London, rumours within the press claimed the 2 actors had been really having an affair, which Lana’s mob enforcer boyfriend Johnny Stompanato didn’t take nicely.

Johnny was the bodyguard and enforcer of gangster Mickey Cohen and was in an abusive relationship with Lana on the time.

When he heard rumours surrounding his girlfriend and the long run James Bond, the thug referred to as her up, threatening to kill or disfigure her.

Johnny then flew to London to tackle Connery, however Lana informed her lover to avoid the Another Time, Another Place set. Ignoring her, he arrived on the studio in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire the place the 2 stars had been capturing a scene during which they had been embracing on a sofa.

Johnny walked proper into the shot pointing his gun at Connery, telling him to get his fingers off Turner. But regardless of being a mobster he was no match for the Scottish bodybuilder and karate black belt.

According to Den of Geek, the long run Bond grabbed Johnny’s wrist, twisting it till his gun got here unfastened after which took him out with one punch. Lana then referred to as up Scotland Yard to escort her boyfriend off-set. The gangster was subsequently deported for breaking England’s gun legal guidelines, however the story didn’t finish there.

On April 4, 1958, Johnny was killed at Lana’s Beverly Hills residence when her 13-year-old daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed the mobster within the abdomen with a butcher knife. She had heard the couple arguing within the bed room and grabbed the knife fearing for her mom’s life over the threats Johnny was making.

Crane mentioned in 2012 on CBS: “There’s a knife on the counter. I picked it up ran back up the stairs. Her door suddenly flies open. I see John coming toward me. He’s got his hand up… I raised the knife and he walks right into it. And he looked at me. And he said, ‘My God, Cheryl, what have you done?’”

Johnny’s killing was dominated a justifiable murder, however the gangster’s household sued Lana for damages. A month later, Connery was capturing Disney film Darby O’Gill And The Little People in Los Angeles. Following Johnny’s dying, excerpts from his personal letters to Lana had been revealed within the Hollywood press and included his emotions about Connery taking her and Cheryl to London reveals.

Mobster Cohen believed Lana had murdered Johnny, was not happy with all of the publicity and wished revenge on anybody linked to his enforcer’s dying. Well, Connery was staying on the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel when capturing Darby O’Gill in LA on the time.

At the resort, Connery acquired a telephone name from both Cohen or one in every of his males saying: “Get out of town or a contract will be put on your life”.

Unsure of how severe the risk was, the long run Bond determined to maneuver on the recommendation of Disney and went to remain on the Bel Air Palms Motel in San Fernando Valley till issues cooled down.

Lana, who had been married 4 occasions by 1958, went on to wed and divorce one other three males. The Hollywood Golden-era star, finest often called a Forties main girl for MGM, died in 1995 aged 74 of problems from most cancers.