Donna Reed was considered for the role of Eve Harrington.
Reed was offered the part of Princess Aouda and rejected it, as she had just played another "exotic" role as Sacajawea in The Far Horizons.
Reed was announced for the role of Mrs. Romberg in the biographic film of Sigmund Romberg, but her involvement in other films that year prevented her from making it.
Reed was tested for the role of Orchid Tan, but even with make up did not look believable enough to be an Oriental character in this Pear S. Buck story.
Reed was one of many actresses considered for the role of frumpy factory girl Alice Tripp.
Did you know that Donna Reed was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)