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The Yearling (1946)
 Who was considered for The Yearling?

Gene Eckman
Young Gene was cast to play Jody Baxter after a nationwide search. However, when the production recommenced after a series of problems, the young actor had grown and it was decided to recast the part.
Actor who got the part: Claude Jarman, Jr.

Ann Harding
Ann Harding was tested to play the role of Orry Baxter for the initial 1941 production. It was made finally in 1946 with Jane Wyman.
Actor who got the part: Jane Wyman

Ann Revere
The Oscar-winning character star started filming as Ma Baxter, but problems with the production closed it down and the part was recast when it was resumed.
Actor who got the part: Jane Wyman

Spencer Tracy
MGM originally tried to make a film of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel in 1941 with Tracy in the lead, but production delays forced the project to be canceled.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck



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