http://www.nocturno.it/intervista/inter ... eSupport=1
Italian language interview with John Saxon. The website is for a magazine devoted to thrillers and "cult" movies which can be kind of racy or violent.
The part on The Unforgiven after being run through google translate:
"And with John Huston's The Unforgiven for what relationship did you have?
Very different. When I did the auditions at Universal for the movie I went to see how he behaved. He did not look at the players, listening to them. I shot my first scene in Durango, Mexico. There I had a good scene where I had to pull the knife against Audie Murphy, who had offended me. He tried to jump on me saying "I can smell a mile from an Indian too 'and I, that I was mixed blood in the film, pulled a knife sticking in a wood. Huston said: "Listen ... I think I can do this scene in one take, alone. I was born in Brooklyn and I pull the knife. Give me just a little 'time to try. "Ok. The day after I do the test, pull the knife and all I say "Bravo." But when I actually shoot the scene with Audie Murphy, the knife, damn it, never stayed stuck in the wood. Always fell. It took three hours to shoot that scene! There was a good atmosphere on set, even though Huston and Burt Lancaster did not go along. The director saw the film a very dramatic story, while Burt wanted to give the production a log lighter and adventurous.
But the film is very beautiful and your role, that of the half-breed Johnny Portugal, very successful ...
My character was much cut, unfortunately. Huston always gave me new scenes. For example, one in which I and Audrey Hepburn were out together on horseback. Was much longer, I approached her. Burt Lancaster did not want me to have a scene so long. Audrey was very nice and courageous enough to refuse the stunt. But in a scene where he was to ride a horse without a saddle became very ill. They asked her to repeat it too often, the end fell back. It was a terrible accident and stood still for a whole month."