Burton“On one side of the courtroom was Darryl Zanuck and half the corporation boys in America. On the other side was me, alone; I didn’t have a lawyer. I played it very English, very Ronald Colman.

At one point one of the lawyers jumped up and shook his fist at me and said, “you shook hands with Mr Zanuck on this agreement. You shook hands with Mr Zanuck in his own office.”

And I said, “I dont believe Mr Zanuck said that because he’s an honourable man. But if he did say it, then he’s a fucking liar. The place broke up in complete confusion…”