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Quote • ROBERT NEWTON • Unreliability

Robert Newton and Linda Darnell in Blackbeard the Pirate [1952] [Wikimedia]

Robert Newton and Linda Darnell in Blackbeard the Pirate [1952] [Wikimedia]

‘Another classic alcoholic was the British actor Robert Newton (1905-1956) who once got so inebriated he showed up to the wrong movie set. The happy producer put the big star in four scenes until people from the movie he was really supposed to be in came to haul him off. His reputation eventually made it difficult for him to find work. Producer Mike Todd interviewed Newton for the film Around The World In Eighty Days (1956). “Your friend David Niven says you are a big drunk.” “My friend Niven is a master of understatement.” Newton agreed to stay sober during filming and kept his promise.’ Hollywood Stories

2 comments on “Quote • ROBERT NEWTON • Unreliability

  1. olganm
    03/27/2015

    My uncle John worked in the bar at the Mermaid Theatre for quite a few years and has plenty of stories to tell….

  2. First Night Design
    03/27/2015

    How wonderful! I want those stories now! Is there any chance that he would be able to write them down so I can publish them here?

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