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Ross Hunter (1916-1996)

 

  1. Lee Bowman, Tonight And Every Night, 1945.      Universal's future ritzy, sob-sister producer had been signed by Columbia as a possible replacement for Glenn Ford, then lost his big chance due to delays caused by Rita Hayworth's pregnancy. The boss, Harry (King) Cohn, was not upset: "Next to him,  Kim Novak was Sarah Bernhardt.    Da dumb guy had three  expressions:  blank, blanker, blankest."
  2. John Lund, Duchess of Idaho, 1950.       A rare Joe Pasternak musical flop even with Eleanor Powell returning for a dazzling solo. An allergic reaction to the set put Ross out  of the film - and work - for a year. Instead of more  classics as A Guy, A Girl, A Pal, 1945, he became a drama teacher (!) and entered film-making by cutting costs on Universal quickies like Son Of Ali Baba... until producing all the old ladies in all the old soap schlock that millions were not allergic to.

 





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