George Cukor left the production as director. There are numerous versions as to why, including Cukor's friction with producer David O. Selznick, and star Clark Gable.
The renowned director left the project in part due to the long preproduction delays on the movie version of the Broadway musical hit.
Was the first choice to direct the film version of the hit Broadway play.
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