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The African Queen (1951)
 Who was considered for The African Queen?

Bette Davis
Top choice for the role of the prim missionary "Rose Sayer" when the film was to first to be made in 1938. When the project didn't come together until 1949, Davis was again offered the role but couldn't accept due to pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

Deborah Kerr
Kerr had hoped to play the role of Rose Sawyer, but MGM knew another studio had the property and did not encourage her to be cast.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

James Mason
When this long-delayed project re-materialized in 1949, after coming apart in 1938, the velvet-voiced superb actor Mason was the choice to play "Charlie Allnut."
Actor who got the part: Humphrey Bogart

David Niven
The debonair Niven would have played "Charlie Allnut" had the movie been made in 1938, as originally planned.
Actor who got the part: Humphrey Bogart



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