James Mason and Judith Anderson at a cocktail party welcoming John Gielgud to New York in January 1947. Johnny spent most of that year on the stage in New York, starting with “The Importance of Being Earnest” and culminating later that year in “Medea” with Judith Anderson.
Ava Gardner and James Mason - East Side, West Side (1949)
“It’s all right Bran, what difference does it make, today or
another day … there’s no hurry, you’ll be back.
(he slaps her) That’s better,
isn’t it Bran? That’s what you don’t get
at home. That’s what you’ve been
missing, isn’t it? It’s so tiresome
being restrained and soft-spoken and gentlemanly. What you really want is to be a little
rotten, like me.”