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Jezebel (1938)
 Who was considered for Jezebel?

Edmund Goulding
In the Jezebel DVD commentary, film historian Jeannine Basinger says Goulding was first attached to the film, but Jack Warner thought his approach was too old-fashioned. Goulding had previously directed Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in That Certain Woman in 1937.
Actor who got the part: William Wyler

Miriam Hopkins
The film star and star of the stage version of the tale of the tempestuous Southern belle thought her contract specified that she would star in the movie version. It only said she would be "considered."
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Anita Louise
In the Jezebel DVD commentary film historian Jeannine Basinger says Anita Louise was considered for the part of Amy Dillard.
Actor who got the part: Margaret Lindsay

Franchot Tone
On the Jezebel DVD commentary, film historian Jeannine Basinger says Franchot Tone was considered for the part of Pres Dillard, and Henry Fonda was cast just one week before production began.
Actor who got the part: Henry Fonda



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