Sidney D. Kirkpatrick's _A Cast of Killers,_ a fascinating read for crime and film buffs, was based on material found buried in Vidor's garage after he died.
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[on Frank Capra
] Very often I would see the wheels going around and the tricks coming up. It was probably useful, but I used to be aware of the mechanics of it and how you would work toward a gag to get a gag in. I'm sure he'd think the same thing about me. He's a good filmmaker.
His wartime drama The Big Parade
(1925) ran to an approximate budget of $ 200,000. However, MGM production chief Irving Thalberg was so impressed by the rough cut, that he ordered additional war footage to be shot in order to bolster production values. The total cost of the picture finally came to $ 380,000.