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Plummer’s booze binges caused headaches on Sound of Music set

The star admits he loved working on location in Austria because it gave him every opportunity to sample the nation’s beers and spirits – and he often disappeared for days on boozy trips.

He says, “I got to know the countryside… I had time to make friends and go through all the bars, and at one point, I came back to work about three weeks later, having gone on these long binges with my friends and (director) Robert Wise said, ‘We’re gonna have to redo your costume because you’re fatter than Orson Welles’.”

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