Scofield lost the O'Brien role because of his injury on the set of "the Shooting Party."
Scofield was scheduled to play Marc Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's production, until producer John Houseman suggested Marlon Brando.
Oscar-winning actor Scofield turned down director David Lean's offer of the lead role.
After breaking his leg when the horse-drawn carriage in which he was riding overturned, Scofield had to withdraw from the Sir Randolph Nettleby role.
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