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The Night of the Hunter (1955)
 Who was considered for The Night of the Hunter?

John Carradine
John Carradine was considered for the role of the phony preacher which eventually went to Robert Mitchum. Director Charles Laughton called Mitchum to ask if he had any interest in playing the role, but warned him that it was a rotten, no-good character, to which Mitchum replied, "Sounds like you've picked the right guy", or words to that effect.
Actor who got the part: Robert Mitchum

Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper was considered for the role of the phony preacher which eventually went to Robert Mitchum.
Actor who got the part: Robert Mitchum

Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell was said to be a contender for the role of Rachel Cooper.
Actor who got the part: Lillian Gish

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier was considered for the role of the phony preacher which eventually went to Robert Mitchum.
Actor who got the part: Robert Mitchum



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