By the time filming of The McMasters in New Mexico concluded, many of the members of the cast and crew had fallen in love with the state.
Because of the late edits to the film, Peters and the scriptwriter sought to have their names removed from the screen credits and advertisements, a recourse sometimes permitted by the Screen Actors Guild. The producer, the director, and even the music composer backed the move, and a hearing was requested before the Screen Actors Guild Board. Their effort failed but not before a most unusual step was taken. In New York City, both versions of the movie were shown in theaters, although the longer version was screened only in the Loew’s Orpheum — and for a limited run of five days. In the end, was soon relegated to the storage vault in Hollywood and to the occasional showing on late-night television.
By the time filming in New Mexico had concluded, many of members of the cast and crew had fallen in love with the state. Sachson’s wife bought New Mexico art for their New York home. Peters’ wife DeDe showed a reporter her new bracelet. “I just can’t