"Were you glued to the chair?" he responded.
When Judy let him have it broadside with a carbonated remark, he turned to E.W. Swackhamer, the show's producer-director, and growled, "So help me, Swack, I'm gonna belt her the next time."
"Peter and I have a love-hate relationship," says Miss Carne, adding that the language they use on the set is hardly recommended for a convocation of Brownies but is honest language, the kind that holds a friendship together.
At the end of the working day, Judy kissed
Deuel good-by, as she did the producer, the wardrobe mistress,
the hairdresser, the production supervisor, and sundry others.
Pete Deuel, who, incidentally, also rides a motorcycle, agrees with his producer that Judy has temperament, but explains, "Happily, it's not the obnoxious kind. We have some pretty spicy words for each other, but she fights at a man's level and we never leave the set at night bearing grudges."
Well-organized and fiercely punctual,
Miss Carne points out that many of the rhubarbs could be avoided
if Deuel weren't given to tardiness. "Pete is a dear-heart,"
she says, "but damn him, I'm always on time and he's always
late, never giving me the chance to make a star's appearance."
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