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Well, I'm glad this is finally over.  Yes, the women were Maureen and Claire.  I could make a couple of comments on this subject, but let's just put it to rest.  Lavender, it's yours.

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Originally this Oscar winning and multiple Oscar nominated director had planned to cast this real life father and daughter for a film. The director was replaced by another director who cast another real life father daughter for this film instead. Both directors, both fathers and daughters and the title of the film ??????? 

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28 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Originally this Oscar winning and multiple Oscar nominated director had planned to cast this real life father and daughter for a film. The director was replaced by another director who cast another real life father daughter for this film instead. Both directors, both fathers and daughters and the title of the film ??????? 

Originally John Huston was going to direct Paul Newman and his daughter Nell Potts.

The Peter Bogdanovich took over and cast Ryan O'Neal and his daughter Tatum O'Neal.

The movie was Paper Moon.

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20 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Originally John Huston was going to direct Paul Newman and his daughter Nell Potts.

The Peter Bogdanovich took over and cast Ryan O'Neal and his daughter Tatum O'Neal.

The movie was Paper Moon.

I figured this one was going to go down quickly. Your answer is totally correct. Good work Lawrence, it's your thread :) ps Many, Many years ago I met Peter Bogdanovich at a MoMA film retrospective

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This movie was in the planning for nearly 25 years before finally hitting screens. The legendary writer-director, adapting a story from a noted British author and poet, either couldn't find the backing or couldn't settle on the stars. The lead characters had to be played by two charismatic leading men. Some of the biggest names in show business were linked to the parts.

Name the movie, the director, the author of the source material, and at least three of the potential pairings of stars linked to the movie, along with the two who eventually did star in it.

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17 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

This movie was in the planning for nearly 25 years before finally hitting screens. The legendary writer-director, adapting a story from a noted British author and poet, either couldn't find the backing or couldn't settle on the stars. The lead characters had to be played by two charismatic leading men. Some of the biggest names in show business were linked to the parts.

Name the movie, the director, the author of the source material, and at least three of the potential pairings of stars linked to the movie, along with the two who eventually did star in it.

The movie is The Man Who Would Be King, adapted from a Rudyard Kipling short story of the same name, directed by John Huston. I believe he originally had Bogart and Gable in mind for the lead roles, then Peter 0'Toole and Richard Burton, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Sean Connery and Michael Caine were finally selected, with Christopher Plummer playing Kipling. What a terrific movie. "The mountains were high and the mules most contrary."

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26 minutes ago, Thenryb said:

The movie is The Man Who Would Be King, adapted from a Rudyard Kipling short story of the same name, directed by John Huston. I believe he originally had Bogart and Gable in mind for the lead roles, then Peter 0'Toole and Richard Burton, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Sean Connery and Michael Caine were finally selected, with Christopher Plummer playing Kipling. What a terrific movie. "The mountains were high and the mules most contrary."

That's correct, Thenryb. I've also read that Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas were discussed as starring, in between the Bogie & Gable and Burton & O'Toole suggestions.

Your thread!

Edit: One final comment: as much as I love the duo in the final film, I would like to have seen it with every proposed duo. They all sound like fun in those roles.

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In this movie, a sheriff investigates the fatal beating on a local land baron's ranch. Name the movie and the two major stars.

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6 hours ago, Terrence1 said:

This sounds like it could be "Man in the Shadow" with Jeff Chandler and Orson Welles.

That is it. The thread is yours, Terrence.

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The movie was Days of Wine and Roses and the actress, Piper Laurie.

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This came as a surprise to me.  I never heard that Piper Laurie was supposed to be in that movie.  I'll go ahead and give this you , Thenryb.  I was thinking of her replacing Lana Turner in "Anatomy of a Murder".

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2 hours ago, Terrence1 said:

This came as a surprise to me.  I never heard that Piper Laurie was supposed to be in that movie.  I'll go ahead and give this you , Thenryb.  I was thinking of her replacing Lana Turner in "Anatomy of a Murder".

Well, this makes me question my own answer. Upon reflection, I am not at all sure Piper Laurie was ever supposed to be in the movie. She and Cliff Robertson starred in the Playhouse 90 production on TV, but that does not mean Lee Remick "replaced" her in the movie anymore than Jack Lemmon "replaced" Cliff Robertson. Clearly, Remick replaced Lana Turner in Anatomy of a Murder.

I guess I will go ahead and accept your gift of the thread just to keep it going.

The movie I have in mind is a post Civil War western. The lead character is a sheriff in a New Mexico town who is called upon to arrest an old friend suspected of a bank robbery who has newly arrived in town. Name the movie and the lead actor.

 

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Hint: The Sheriff has a residual disability from his participation in the Civil War.

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