In 1969,during the filming of Death of a Gunfighter,lead actor Richard Widmark was unhappy with director Robert Totten, and arranged to have him replaced by Don Siegel. Siegel later estimated that Totten had spent 25 days filming and he had spent 9-10, with roughly equal footage in Siegel's final edit, but he made it clear that Widmark had been effectively in charge the entire time.When the film was finished, Siegel did not want to take the credit for it, and Totten refused to take credit in his place.
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The pseudonym "Alan Smithee" was used since then.
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