Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
According to Paul Marco, Edward D. Wood Jr. thought that Bela Lugosi's memory might not be very good, so for Lugosi's long speech, Wood had the prop man make cue cards. Lugosi, upset, insisted he didn't need cue cards and he would "memorize it." Wood still insisted on the cue cards, telling Lugosi, "We have to be safe". Lugosi went to Marco for help. He had Marco promise not to show him the cue cards during the scene. Marco held the cards at his side the whole time and Lugosi never looked over once. After Lugosi's performance the whole crew got up and applauded.
Captain Tom Robbins:
He tampered in God's domain!
In both scenes, when Tillie is talking to Lawton and then with Capt. Robbins, the pencil she has tucked behind her ear can be see when she's filmed from behind, but when she's filmed head-on it disappears.
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