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On 10/29/2019 at 12:47 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

The actress the role was intended for had already won her Oscar

 

20 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

1940's film

She had a role in a Hitchcock film

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On 10/25/2019 at 3:57 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks Star :)

A role originally planned for an Oscar winning actress to change her good girl wholesome image had to be recast when she became pregnant. Actress, film and who did play the role ??

 

On 10/26/2019 at 3:47 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

The actress that did play the role was nominated for an Oscar for the role and a supporting actress in the film was also nominated for an Oscar

 

On 10/27/2019 at 12:06 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

The film has a nickname

 

On 10/28/2019 at 1:00 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

The actress the question is about was married to the man whose novel the film is based on.

 

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This went to the next page so to make it easier for you guys I brought the clues from the previous page on to this one. Please read all the clues

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The movie is "Duel In The Sun".  The original star was to be Teresa Wright, who was married to novelist Niven Busch, the author of "Duel In The Sun".  She became pregnant and couldn't do the movie, so Jennifer Jones got the part.  She and supporting actress Lillian Gish were both Oscar nominated.  The film's nickname was "Lust In The Dust".

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4 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

The movie is "Duel In The Sun".  The original star was to be Teresa Wright, who was married to novelist Niven Busch, the author of "Duel In The Sun".  She became pregnant and couldn't do the movie, so Jennifer Jones got the part.  She and supporting actress Lillian Gish were both Oscar nominated.  The film's nickname was "Lust In The Dust".

Thank You Miles.  Yes, Teresa Wright was the actress that had to back out because of her pregnancy. Jennifer Jones got the part and was nominated for the role and Lillian Gish was also nominated. The part was expressly written for her by her husband. the role was meant to change Teresa Wright's typecasting of the good girl next door with the role of Pearl. Obviously "Lust in the Dust" was the nickname for Duel In The Sun. The nickname clue was such a big giveaway. Glad at least you were paying attention LOL. Your thread :)

 

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On 11/1/2019 at 2:36 PM, MilesArcher said:

The movie is "Duel In The Sun".  The original star was to be Teresa Wright, who was married to novelist Niven Busch, the author of "Duel In The Sun".  She became pregnant and couldn't do the movie, so Jennifer Jones got the part.  She and supporting actress Lillian Gish were both Oscar nominated.  The film's nickname was "Lust In The Dust".

Miles, it's your thread my reply is above

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An actress played Fred Astaire's sister in a movie, but she was not the studio's first choice.  Two other actresses were first tabbed to play the role.  Can you name the movie as well as all three actresses?  

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On 11/6/2019 at 2:10 AM, MilesArcher said:

An actress played Fred Astaire's sister in a movie, but she was not the studio's first choice.  Two other actresses were first tabbed to play the role.  Can you name the movie as well as all three actresses?  

Royal Wedding was the movie. First June Allyson was to play the role but she became pregnant, then Judy Garland, but she was fired and finally Jane Powell played the role of Fred's sister.

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!00% correct, Lavender.  As a matter of fact, before shooting was completed, Jane Powell found out that she was pregnant too.  Good job as usual, Lavender.  You're up next

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Thanks Miles

While making this 1960's film, one of the cast members who was a very famous actress, told the lead actor off a couple of times. Once for lounging around and another time for being late to the set and holding up production. Although she tongue lashed him, he laughed and they became great friends. He held her in the highest regard and thought she was the most professional woman he had ever worked with. He thought she was honest and direct and totally unpretentious. The film was a little controversial for the time. Film, actress and actor ???

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Walk on the Wild Side - Barbara Stanwyck told Laurence Harvey off and then they became friends.  The actress with a tragic end to her life was Capucine, who committed suicide.

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44 minutes ago, starliteyes said:

Walk on the Wild Side - Barbara Stanwyck told Laurence Harvey off and then they became friends.  The actress with a tragic end to her life was Capucine, who committed suicide.

Yes, Walk On The Wild Side. Barbara Stanwyck had to put Laurence Harvey in his place a few times during production but he still held her in the highest regard and they did become and stay great friends. Knew I could count on you Star. Brook Benton sang the Elmer Bernstein and Mack David theme song ( of course not be confused with the great Lou Reed song) and that great opening and closing over the credits was directed by Saul Bass Good work Star, your thread :)

 

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While waiting in line with her husband at the Brown Derby, this actress, who no longer worked in movies, spotted a legendary film star who had worked at the same studio as she once did.  Although they had never worked together, she couldn’t resist going over to say hello to him and, as she did, she was shocked to discover just how much his looks had deteriorated.  The legendary actor, who was in the barroom, perked up as she and her husband approached and, as they talked, he became much more animated.  However, when they tried to leave to get back in line, he implored the couple to stay with him and eat in the barroom so that they could continue talking.  There was a sense of urgency behind his request, so they agreed to stay with him and spent the entire afternoon with him. 

Later on she could hardly remember what they had talked about because she felt so emotional during their encounter, not being able to get over how much his face had changed.  It also brought a lump to her throat to realize that during that entire afternoon not one person approached him to ask for his autograph or even just to say hello.  She knew when they parted she would never see him again and, shortly after that, she read in the paper that he had died.     

Name the actress and actor.

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On 11/12/2019 at 1:57 PM, starliteyes said:

While waiting in line with her husband at the Brown Derby, this actress, who no longer worked in movies, spotted a legendary film star who had worked at the same studio as she once did.  Although they had never worked together, she couldn’t resist going over to say hello to him and, as she did, she was shocked to discover just how much his looks had deteriorated.  The legendary actor, who was in the barroom, perked up as she and her husband approached and, as they talked, he became much more animated.  However, when they tried to leave to get back in line, he implored the couple to stay with him and eat in the barroom so that they could continue talking.  There was a sense of urgency behind his request, so they agreed to stay with him and spent the entire afternoon with him. 

Later on she could hardly remember what they had talked about because she felt so emotional during their encounter, not being able to get over how much his face had changed.  It also brought a lump to her throat to realize that during that entire afternoon not one person approached him to ask for his autograph or even just to say hello.  She knew when they parted she would never see him again and, shortly after that, she read in the paper that he had died.     

Name the actress and actor.

I was confident that it was Errol Flynn immediately but didn't know who the actress was. I'm still unsure but I'll take a guess with Bonita Granville? she was at Warner Bros around the same time as Errol and wasn't an actively working actress around 1959 the year Flynn passed ??

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3 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

I was confident that it was Errol Flynn immediately but didn't know who the actress was. I'm still unsure but I'll take a guess with Bonita Granville? she was at Warner Bros around the same time as Errol and wasn't an actively working actress around 1959 the year Flynn passed ??

Errol Flynn is correct, but the actress isn't Bonita Granville, although that was a good guess.  The actress in question worked with Humphrey Bogart, Al Jolson and Kay Francis, among others.

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52 minutes ago, starliteyes said:

Errol Flynn is correct, but the actress isn't Bonita Granville, although that was a good guess.  The actress in question worked with Humphrey Bogart, Al Jolson and Kay Francis, among others.

Wild Guess -- Sybil Jason?

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