When Orson Wells was directing The Lady from Shanghai, and, naturally, running over budget and over schedule, studio executive Harry Cohn assigned production manager Jack Fier the job of curbing the extravagances.  And, naturally, the two were soon at each other's throats.

As the end of production finally neared, Wells erected a sign on the lot reading:

         THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FIER IS FIER ITSELF.

But the production manager retaliated with one of his own:

         ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELLES