Roles turned down by Lauren Bacall:
Bacall was thought of for a role in this film.
Bacall was thought of for this role by director Huston.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones
After Bacall turned down the role of Marina Conway, Barbara Stanwyck stepped in for a reunion with her "Meet John Doe" and "Ball of Fire" co-star, Gary Cooper.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Stanwyck
Bacall became the toast of Broadway with her performance as Stephanie and expected to do the role on film. Columbia Pictures gave the part to Ingrid Bergman, thinking she would draw bigger audiences.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman
Warner Brothers (with who she was under contract) refused to release her.
Actor who got the part: Gloria Grahame
Bacall dropped out of playing Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in this made for TV movie opposite Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons.
Actor who got the part: Jane Alexander
Bacall turned down this role as she was not offered enough money; she later regretted it.
Actor who got the part: Eleanor Parker
Lauren Bacall would have co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart, but Bogart became ill with cancer and died before filming could begin. the movie was later filmed under a different title, "Top Secret Affair."
Actor who got the part: Susan Hayward
Bacall was put on suspension at Warner Brothers for refusing to play Elvira Kent in this musical, which is mainly remembered as the vehicle that gave Doris Day her big break.
Actor who got the part: Janis Paige
Bogey wanted his wife Lauren Bacall in the role of Sabrina. Billy Wilder, director, said "No way!"
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn
Did you know that Lauren Bacall was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)