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Old Acquaintance (1943)
 Who was considered for Old Acquaintance?

Mary Astor
Considered to play Millie, as a re-teaming with the Great Lie co-star Bette Davis. But Jack Warner thought Miriam Hopkins was a better choice.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Constance Bennett
Considered for the role of Millie in this film.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Irene Dunne
2nd choice to play Kit Marlowe, after Rosalind Russell withdrew. Dunne withdrew while the script was being worked on by director Edmund Goulding.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor turned down the role of Millie Drake in this film.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Edmund Goulding
Replaced as director after he had a heart attack. Although Goulding had help develop the script, he received no screen credit. Vincent Sherman says on the DVD commentary that he had to accept a lot of Goulding's choices eg casting, set, since Sherman was a less establishd director.
Actor who got the part: Vincent Sherman

Eleanor Parker
Vincent Sherman wanted Eleanor Parker for the part of Dierdre.
Actor who got the part: Dolores Moran

Rosalind Russell
First choice for the role of Kit Marlowe, but withdrew after production delays.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Norma Shearer
Bette Davis wanted to play opposite Shearer, who turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan was thought of for the role of Millie Drake in this film, but Bette Davis did not want her as a co-star.
Actor who got the part: Miriam Hopkins

Franchot Tone
Franchot Tone turned down the secondary role of Preston Drake in this film.
Actor who got the part: John Loder



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