Theo Richmond

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30 Apr 1997
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Irving Allen, who made a lot of fairly dreadful movies, provided me with employment - a wonderful unforgettable location in Rome to which I’d never been. The [Hollywood leads] did behave like temperamental stars in those days - very tempestuous, and there were dreadful scenes of things being thrown out of the hotel bedroom, it was fairly crazy. 

    I didn’t enjoy working on films that were quite clearly made for strictly commercial reasons - nothing wrong with that, at all - but these were films made by people with very limited talent and one knew from day one that these were destined to be mediocre, banal, unoriginal films - and that removed some of the pleasure of being on the set.