The first stunt I did at Warner Bros. was a motorcycle wreck. The tires were supposed to shoot out from under me, so I jack-knifed it on this dusty road and took a big tumble. When they yelled "cut," I got up, dusted myself off and started walking away. John Hudkins, nicknamed The Bear, took me by the arm, pulled me over, and said, "Son, you're never going to make any money in this business. Limp till you make a deal." It was good advice and I took it. When I joined the Guild in 1936, it cost ten dollars. I only made twenty dollars a week for working in pictures on cars and motorcycles. The Screen Actors Guild got me more money and made our sets safer. Without the Guild, back then studios would just get anybody to do a stunt.