James Best (from his excellent book Best In Hollywood) on stuntman Jimmy Van Horn:
“One time when we were doing a Western, The Battle At Apache Pass (1952), there was a chase scene where Jimmy got shot off a horse. I heard something pop as he hit the ground. While Jimmy lay there, George Sherman, the director, said, ‘Oh, no. I need that again. I didn’t get a good shot of that. We need you to do it again.’
Jimmy started to mount his horse again, and I said, ‘Jimmy, I thought I heard something pop.’
He said, ‘Yeah, you did. I broke my leg.’
‘And you’re going to do the stunt again?’ I asked with amazement.
He said, ‘I have to. We can’t get insurance for stuntmen. I’ve got to pay for the hospital bill.’