Most of the contract people at MGM stayed and stayed and stayed. Why? Because the studio looked after them. Warner Brothers wouldn't - they were always spanking somebody or selling them down the river.
From the time you were signed at MGM you just felt you were in God's hands.
I've been to location shoots in Mexico before, and everyone ends up getting sick.
It was the height of the Depression, and suddenly I am earning pots of money.
To me the acid test was always the crew, and if the crew liked you, you're OK.