BY EMILY BUDER
“Noel Marshall claimed he willed the gangrene out of his body,” said Parkes. “He was that crazy and that driven.” Ultimately, 70 members of the cast and crew were injured, providing Drafthouse with its brilliant re-release tagline: “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.”
That’s just the bodily damage. Two years of production and a dozen horror stories later, financiers pulled out completely, leaving Marshall and Hedren to their own devices. The couple sold virtually everything they owned to put their heads in the lion’s mouth once again, using the remainder of Marshall’s dividends from The Exorcist, which he executive produced, to revive production.
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