Within the scene, Scorching Lips is meant to do no matter she will be able to to cowl herself up after realizing that she’s been uncovered, however due to Kellerman’s nerves, she stored dropping all the way down to cowl herself as quickly because the tent flaps opened. That did not precisely work for the shot as a result of audiences would not be capable to determine what was happening, so Altman determined to distract Kellerman, as she recalled:
“After I seemed up, there was Gary Burghoff stark bare standing in entrance of me. The following take, [Altman] had Tamara Horrocks, she was the extra amply endowed nurse, with out her shirt on … So I attribute my Academy Award nomination to the individuals who made my mouth dangle open after I hit the deck.”
Whereas this complete state of affairs feels like a lawsuit lately, on the time everybody apparently thought it was fairly humorous and all of it labored out ultimately. There’s one thing in regards to the lack of sexism in having each a female and male co-star flash Kellerman that makes it really feel much less predatory than if it had simply been a bunch of men, and Kellerman appeared to have a superb humorousness about the entire ordeal. For many who suppose the scene is pointless, nonetheless, the most effective protection comes from co-star René Auberjonois, who performed the movie model of Father Mulcahy.