I Dream of Gene
I worked with her [Lana Turner], I broke her arm in Three Musketeers. I had a fight with her in a scene. She said to throw her down harder. I said ‘Lana if I throw you harder I’m gonna bounce you.’ She said ‘throw me down as hard as you can’. Like a fool I broke her elbow. She fell off the bed. She was trying to do the scene better…the idea was that if I didn’t throw her hard enough it wouldn’t uncover the brand on her shoulder…We shot around her for six days then she came back with a little cast on. Did she cry? Yes, but I cried worse. I worried a lot.
-Gene Kelly on the Merv Griffin Show (1977)

I worked with her [Lana Turner], I broke her arm in Three Musketeers. I had a fight with her in a scene. She said to throw her down harder. I said ‘Lana if I throw you harder I’m gonna bounce you.’ She said ‘throw me down as hard as you can’. Like a fool I broke her elbow. She fell off the bed. She was trying to do the scene better…the idea was that if I didn’t throw her hard enough it wouldn’t uncover the brand on her shoulder…We shot around her for six days then she came back with a little cast on. Did she cry? Yes, but I cried worse. I worried a lot.

-Gene Kelly on the Merv Griffin Show (1977)
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tags: Gene Kelly. Merv Griffin. Lana Turner. Three Musketeers.


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