You could watch ’40s and ’50s movies for a week and not find one single scene that is as open about the fact that the leads are thinking about rubbing their naked bodies against each other as a good half of Gun Crazy is. Director Joseph H. Lewis related the too-good-to-be true story that his single piece of direction to either actor:
"I told John, ‘Your cock’s never been so hard,’ and I told Peggy, ‘You’re a female dog in heat, and you want him. But don’t let him have it in a hurry. Keep him waiting.’"