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The Paradine Case (1947)
 Who was considered for The Paradine Case?

Ingrid Bergman
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to direct Bergman in the role of a woman on trial for killing her husband. Bergman wanted to avoid doing another movie for producer David O. Selznick.
Actor who got the part: Alida Valli

Ronald Colman
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to direct Colman in the role of a famed British lawyer who falls in love with his fatal, beautiful client.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck

Greta Garbo
Master director Alfred Hitchcock was among the many who tried to lure Garbo out of retirement to star as the beautiful, treacherous, unfaithful Mrs. Paradine.
Actor who got the part: Alida Valli

Robert Newton
Alfred Hitchcock wanted a rough, gnarly actor like Newton to play the role of the stable hand for whom the beautiful Mrs. Paradine debases herself.
Actor who got the part: Louis Jourdan

Laurence Olivier
Director Alfred Hitchcock hoped to sign Olivier to the play the role of a London lawyer who disgraces himself by falling in love with his beautiful, murderous client.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck

Claude Rains
The great Rains declined the role of a hypocritical judge very much in favor of the death penalty.
Actor who got the part: Charles Laughton



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