Originally posted by arthurarnell@Nov 28 2005, 02:01 AM
In his book John Mitchum explains about the splinters incident. Apparently the device was rigged and Hawks told Mitchum it would be set off on the count of three, he then told the effects man to fire it after two. The look of surprise on Mitchums face wasn't acting.
Hi Arthur -
Thank you for that interesting bit of trivia. Hawks certainly made a good scene with that little trick!
Cheers - Jay