(1970) Unsold pilot: Wrote a pilot for MGM called "McBride".
Mitchell Lawrence | Tony Lawrence
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[on getting hired to write movies for Elvis Presley
] My agent called me up and said, "Would you consider doing a movie for Elvis Presley?". And I said, "Who's Elvis Presley?". I had no idea at the time who he was; I had never heard of him. I wasn't a rock-'n'-roll fan in those years. I had grown up in the big-band era...
Lawrence did not think of himself as a writer of Westerns, so when he was hired to script a horse opera, he focused his writing on relationships and character. One day while on the set of
, producer David Dortort
told Lawrence he wanted to do a story on each of Ben's wives. The screenwriter enthusiastically replied...