Film: Now, Voyager
Director: Irving Rapper
Actors: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid
In the script it said that I should offer Bette Davis a cigarette, she would take the cigarette, I would take one myself, I would light her cigarette, I would light my cigarette. And then I would finally take her cigarette out of her mouth, mine out of mine, give her mine, take hers. And be charming all the while. So I suggested to Bette to simplifly this whole thing and just have two cigarettes and light them both at the same time and offer her one. Bette adored it, our director didn’t like it. He didn’t like it at all.
The Petrified Forest (1936) Leslie Howard makes a “true” statement.