Actress Stella Stevens, looking as lovely and vibrant as ever, candidly talks about portraying whore with a heart of gold Hildy in "The Ballad of Cable Hogue." Stevens points out that the film was at heart a tragic love story, that star Jason Robards was a perfect gentleman, the vocal for the duet "Butterfly Mornings" was recorded a capella in a single take, and praises executive producer Phil Feldman for having the guts to stand up to director Sam Peckinpah. Moreover, Stevens doesn't pull any punches concerning Peckinpah: she relates that Bloody Sam lacked tact and maybe even common sense, how his hostile temperament made things difficult for everyone on the set, and reveals that Peckinpah was of short stature and dressed more like a cowboy than a director, plus he always wore his trademark mirror sunglasses to hide the fact that he was a constant lier. In addition, Stella discusses starting her career as a model and confesses that she prefers comedy over drama. Well worth a watch for both Stella Stevens fans and aficionados of "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" alike.
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