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[About John Ford
's style of directing) Today most directors--not all, but most directors--are in another room watching the actors on a television screen. There are no connections with the actors, which is a shame, because John Ford connected with his cast.
Her first screen test was for a 1938 British film called The Playboy
(1938) at Elstree Studios, It was arranged by American bandleader Harry Richman
, who was then appearing in Dublin. Despite her hating the experience ("I looked like Mata Hari") and Charles Laughton
's opinion that it was awful, he signed her to a contract. RKO later purchased her contract from him and later sold part of it to ...