NAKED EDGE - 1961
by Michael Anderson
|Rita adored working with Gary Cooper in
this rarely seen film. She appears in one brief scene as
Cooper walks down the road Rita and a bunch of other cleaners
are seen gossiping in the street. As he passes they stop
and stare, he goes up the stairs to the house and the camera
looks down onto the gruesome cleaners as Rita Quips "What
do you want?" Cooper stares at them then carries
on into the house, Rita marches into the house after Cooper
"Who gave you the right to come barging in ere"
she snaps "I was given this address for Jeremy Clay"
Cooper replies. the scene inside the house is very dark,and
shot at a distance as Rita continues to chat to Cooper at
the opened front door,"By Who May I ask?"
Cooper puts his hand in his trouser pocket and takes out
some money, which he hands to Rita saying "By someone
helpful" Rita grabs the money and heads outside
with broom in hand remarking sarcastically "Pity
we can't all be that way. Helpful that is"
as she begins to laugh.
Rita loved telling the story that hollywood legend "Gary
Cooper" would drive her home in his limosene every
night after filming promising to use her when he next made
a film here. It was not to be he died not long after the
film was released.