fantomas, what an incredible shame about that documentary. that trully is a loss. those 2 guys, at that time of their lives, both soaked in booze i'm sure, would be an incredible thing to see.
fredirc, i liked BEAT THE DEVIL. dig that opening crane shot. where the heck did he put the crane????
in OPEN BOOK i think, or THE HUSTONS, i read where selznik was doing his usual, bombarding them with memos. to keep selznik away from them they had to keep answering his memos. huston said he and truman capote composed a 9 page memo of details, but didn't number the pages, and made sure no page logically followed the next, and that what they wrote would make no sense from one page to the other, then laughed like fools at the thought of selznik trying to figure out the memo.
huston always lamented that bogie did not live to see the film gain a cult following. bogart was always sore at huston for talking him into that particular story. bogart's company produced the film. bogart was looking at this production as an opportunity to finally make some real bucks. huston talked bogart into BEAT THE DEVIL story because the writer was a friend of huston's that was in bad need of cash. the production didn't make any money till years later.