His short begins with Robert Parrish, an actor, editor, and director who, while filming “The Wonderful Country,” asks Mitchum, to play the role of an American mercenary operating in the west. south of the border, “gradually lost my Mexican accent and then picked it up again when I got back to Mexico.” Mitchum waved his hand in exasperation and said to Ebert, “Parrish is essentially a cutter, not a religionist. to act.” After heating up his subject, Mitchum went on to cast Robert Wise, the Oscar-winning director and editor with whom the actor worked twice. Apparently, the second collaboration, on Wise’s adaptation of William Gibson’s TV series “Two for the Seesaw” in Greenwich Village, was the end of their relationship.
Wise is perhaps best known as the director of “West Side Story” and “The Sound of Music,” but before becoming a director, he earned an Academy Award nomination for editing.” Citizen Kane”. Mitchum doesn’t like being directed by an editor. As he said to Ebert:
“For example, Bobby Wise couldn’t find his way out of the field without a choreographer. Bobby even kissed with a stopwatch. He marked the floor at seven o’clock in the morning, before anyone arrived. It’s all solved with a tape measure. Yes. It’s very difficult to work that way. I worked with him and Shirley MacLaine and Shirley said, “Why doesn’t he come home? He just got in the way…”
https://www.slashfilm.com/954872/robert-mitchum-wasnt-a-fan-of-working-with-most-hollywood-directors/ Robert Mitchum is not one to work with most Hollywood directors