Who was considered for Parrish?
Beatty was originally pursued for the leading role by director Joshua Logan, who left the project.
Actor who got the part: Troy Donahue
Jane Fonda was tested for the leading female by director Joshua Logan, who left the project.
Actor who got the part: Connie Stevens
The film's original director Joshua Logan wanted Gable to play the father of the hero of the title, for whom Logan considered Warren Beatty.
Actor who got the part: Karl Malden
Joshua Logan, the film's original director, wanted either Leigh and Clark Gable, the stars of "Gone With the Wind," or Gable and Colbert, the stars of "It Happened One Night," to reunite to play the parents of the title hero.
Actor who got the part: Claudette Colbert
Was replaced on the project originally intended a big budget production.
Actor who got the part: Delmer Daves
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