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Saboteur (1942)
 Who was considered for Saboteur?

Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper turned down the chance to work for director Alfred Hitchcock, who wanted him to play an innocent man on the run.
Actor who got the part: Robert Cummings

Hume Cronyn
Alfred Hitchcock screen-tested the Broadway actor for the role of the spy.
Actor who got the part: Norman Lloyd

Henry Fonda
Director Alfred Hitchcock sought Fonda to play the factory worker sent on the run when he's falsely accused of being a traitor.
Actor who got the part: Robert Cummings

John Howard
The handsome star of "Lost Horizon" and "The Philadelphia Story" was unavailable to play for Alfred Hitchcock the head of a ring of dangerous right-wing fanatics.
Actor who got the part: Otto Kruger

Barbara Stanwyck
Director Alfred Hitchcock wanted Barbara Stanwyck, who declined the role.
Actor who got the part: Priscilla Lane

Margaret Sullavan
Alfred Hitchcock wanted the talented, sharp Sullavan to star with Henry Fonda as a couple on the run who unmask a ring of dangerous Fascists.
Actor who got the part: Priscilla Lane



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