with Orson Welles
Orson Welles : "I think Robinson is one of the best movie actors of all time."
Peter Bogdanovich : "Was the Billy House character in 'The Stranger', the druggist who played checkers, based on your experience somewhere?"
Welles : "No, I invented him. He was mostly written on the set. Had great trouble with Eddie Robinson - he went to the front office about it."
Bogdanovich : "Why?"
Welles : "You know, I'm a star and who is this fellow Billy House?"
Bogdanovich : "That was the best stuff in the picture, I thought."
Welles : "So maybe Eddie was right. It's the only stuff I really liked..."