Little Time Lost to Illness
MADRID – Richard Carlson, directing and starring in the Paramount western “Kid Rodelo,” was stricken with acute stomach cramps during the height of location filming in the Alicante Province of Spain, and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and tests.
Executive producer Ellis Sard, realizing that precious time would be lost with Carlson temporarily incapacitated, assumed the directional reins of the film and continued filming scenes that did not require the ailing actor.
Returning to the set following his recovery, Carlson found that only a half day’s filming had been lost during his hospital confinement.
[Submitted by Mike Hauss]