A word of warning for film fans – Don’t believe everything you read in the magazines!
The following little snippets seem to be more gossip than anything else. Best one says Clark Gable will definitely NOT be Rhett Butler!
It’s fun to think if these casting choices had gone ahead. Personally, I can see many of them working. Any thoughts?
. The suggestion of Charles Laughton as the schoolmaster hero of GOODBYE MR CHIPS is on again.
Walter Connolly gets the distinction of being the first player cast for an important part in GONE WITH THE WIND. He will play ‘Gerald O’Hara’, Scarlett’s father. Scarlett herself still remains uncast. Rumours that Paulette Goddard will have the part are on again.
The only other item of news about the picture is purely negative – Clark Gable will NOT play ‘Rhett Butler.’
Selznick wants Jean Arthur to costar with Charles Boyer in INTERMEZZO, a remake of a Swedish film.
Mae West is trying to get Basil Rathbone as her leading man in CATHERINE THE GREAT.
Zanuck plans to star young Lynn Bari in THE RAINS CAME , which for months has been rumoured as Dietrich’s comeback. Lynn’s costar may be Ronald Colman who is very keen on the story.
Both Cary Grant and Robert Taylor are being suggested for Garbo’s leading man in NINOTCHKA.
Myrna Loy is to star in THE FORSYTE SAGA. Originally it was planned to make it in England on a GWTW scale, but that being out of the question,it will be made at Culver City early next year.
(Wonder why it took another ten years before it came to the screen.)
We may see Astaire and Rogers together again. It is RKO’s idea and if it matures the title will be, appropriately, “TOGETHER AGAIN.
Wait another 8 years and ask MGM.
Paulette Goddard has been tested for the lead in FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, as have a number of other actresses.
Hedy Lamarr has secured one of the plum roles of the year – the important role of ‘Jade’ in Pearl Buck’s story ‘DRAGON SEED.
Warners have taken that famous novel,MOBY DICK, off the shelf and are dusting it off for Errol Flynn. Just a word of warning. The sea captain must not be a glamour boy.