People: Slings & Arrows

At a Beverly Hills theater, while watching a showing of Red Badge of Courage, Cinemactor James Mason took part in an unscheduled, action-packed short subject. His later version of what happened: "This guy a few rows ahead of me was talking so loud I couldn't hear the dialogue. This went on for about 15 minutes. Finally I couldn't stand it any more. I got out of my seat and walked down to where he was sitting and said: 'Damn it, shut up, will you? I can't hear the movie.' Then I slapped him." Peering...

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