i sent a friend the link to the other Stranger thread. he sent me this interesting e-mail.
I went to that WELLES message board and was very entertained by the exchange of messages between you and Schmidlin especially. However I don't think Schmidlin was that pissed off at you...The fact is that Virgil Vogel, and
Nimms were studio hack editors. They weren't just studio editors they were MEDIOCRE editors. Some editors were studio men but damn good. I don't see Vogel or Nims credits on any of the truly great non-Welles Universal movies
of the 50s like the Westerns of Anthony Mann or those great visually hallucinatory soap opera done by Douglas Sirk. On the other hand, I can't call Zugsmith or Arnold just hacks. Albert Zugsmith was a crazy nut and was involved in some other VERY interesting and excellent movies of the period
like Sirk's TARNISHED ANGELS, and I truly believe Welles liked him. Even MAN IN THE SHADOW which is junk is FUN. Jack Arnold was a minor director but had some talent, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN is pretty good and a movie he
really directed but didn't get a credit on THIS ISLAND EARTH is good as well. MAN IN THE SHADOW is okay but no more, and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is okay too.