Classic Goldwyn

The director William Wyler -- after trying in vain to explain a certain scene to MGM's famously illogical chief Samuel Goldwyn -- finally turned to Goldwyn's fifteen-year-old son: "Do you understand it, Sammy?" he asked. "Sure," the boy replied. "It's perfectly clear to me." "Since when," Goldwyn growled, "are we making pictures for kids!?"

[F. Scott Fitzgerald once declared that he liked working with Goldwyn: "You always knew where you stood with him," he explained. "Nowhere."]

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