Rita Hayworth & director Charles Vidor on the set of The Lady In Question, c. 1940.
“I’ll tell you one thing she did that brought her way up in my estimation. Charles Vidor was known for his outbursts of temper. While making a film he was very harsh on a bit player to the point where the poor guy was almost in tears. Rita walked off the set and told Vidor if she was to go on working he would have to change. She had a lot to do with him mellowing. I really admired that because she used her prestige and power to get the director to ease up on people who couldn’t have done anything about it. She cared about the way others were being treated yet she let them walk all over her”.