RKO wanted to borrow De Havilland to play Ann Rutledge, but Warners would not loan her out.
Before she made any pictures at Warner Brothers, Cecil B. De Mille met with De Havilland to play the role of Berengaria. But he felt the then 18 year old who had been in one professional play and 3 high school plays, was not experienced enough yet.
De Havilland was one of the two first choices for the role of Mary Scott, a dying mother who picks out her successor so that her daughter and husband won't be alone.
Did you know that Olivia De Havilland was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)