Photoplay – October 1979
Monday, October 1st, 1979
Scrabble With Bronson
Simon MacCorkindale talks about filming CABO BLANCO in Mexico with Charles Bronson
Soon after Simon MacCorkindale returned home from Mexico filming Cabo Blanco with Charles Bronson, we arranged to meet in a London bar.
“How was Bronson?” I asked him.
“Not an easy man to get close to,” said Simon. “I liked him and we got along quite well but on a very superficial level. He sort of withdraws from the world. That’s his protection. He’s also very much a family man. The only time we talked was during working hours. I did play scrabble with him between scenes to pass the time.”
“He won one and so did I, so we ended up all square.”
Isn’t this a movie which has comparisons to Casablanca? I’d heard Bronson plays a mysterious American who runs a nightclub in an exotic port town who becomes involved with a beautiful woman whose husband worked with the resistance movement in Europe.