Director Ted Post: "When I directed Hang 'em High [in 1968], producer Leonard Freeman took it on himself to exercise his power in an exhibitionistic and egotistical way. Freeman would flamboyantly stride onto the set, slashing a quirt [a riding crop] in his hand, Cecil B. DeMille style, interrupting and derailing everyone's train of thought with unworkable suggestions that slowed up production... In an unprecedented action, Clint
[Eastwood] pulled Freeman aside and told him quietly, in no uncertain terms, that if he saw him again anywhere near the set, the film would shut down. Freeman never showed up again. We finished the film on time and on budget."