His first film under the contract was to be Bowery Nightingale with Alice Faye. Subscription sign in. Harrisburg Telegraph. Zanuck was delighted that Ford wanted to use Mature, telling the director:. New York:
One of his classmates was future fellow actor, Jim Backus Mr. The release of this was held up until after that of Mature's next film, The Robe. This infuriated the director, DeMille, who bellowed through his megaphone at the assembled cast and crew: When you fight him, I'd like you to put your head in his mouth.