Before his incarnation as a successful screenwriter, Edmund North worked as a production assistant for the laughably illogical Samuel Goldwyn. One day during the production of The Real Glory (a Gary Cooper epic about the Philippine insurrection), North was enlisted to deliver the film's budget to Goldwyn's office. The producer took one look at the bottom line and promptly threw a fit. "You're ruining me!" he exclaimed. "What are you doing!" North waited for the storm to subside before explaining: "Mr. Goldwyn, from the beginning of this project you said you wanted a spectacle." "Yes," Goldwyn screamed, "but -- goddamit! -- I wanted an intimate spectacle!"