"In directing, I'm always looking for the little humane touch. Something that is real. It could be very, very small. It could be a hand on the shoulder. It could be just an extra lingering look on somebody you care about and so forth, for just a fraction. It could be a reaction from somebody....I'm looking for humanity, really. And that goes with comedy or drama."
About This Interview
In his five-and-a-half hour interview, Gene Reynolds recounts his early work as a child star in many films. He discusses how he became an actor on live television – where he made the transition to casting director on such programs as Peter Gunn and Matinee Theatre. He talks about directing for television, on series including My Three Sons and Hogan's Heroes. He then discusses how he became a producer, producing shows including The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Room 222, and M*A*S*H , which he also directed. He then talks about how, after leaving M*A*S*H , he produced Lou Grant and numerous telefilms. Henry Colman conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on August 22, 2000.