A perfect example of a producer ruining a good movie!
I happened to know someone who worked on this film and I was invited to a screening of the director's cut when it was entitled, "Ring Around The Diamond." It was an extremely entertaining, clever, witty, fun, crime-caper-comedy. It was very well written and directed and I liked it so much that I waited for it's release on video so I could add it to my library. Then disaster struck. I found out that the producer went into the editing room, barred the writer/director, Robert Hyatt, and chopped it all up. He tried to change the story, eliminated characters and even changed the title to "Every Girl Should Have One." He also added a new character with re-shoots that is a black woman who not only looks like, but is actually dressed exactly like the "Aunt Jemima" figure on the old pancake mix box that the NAACP had barred. This producer succeeded in alienating the entire African/American film audience in America. What was this guy thinking? This is a good example of a producer ruining a perfectly good movie. I wonder of this guy ever heard the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
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