Roles turned down by Gloria Grahame:
Gloria Grahame was offered and declined the role of Laurette Sincee in this prequel to The Little Foxes.
Actor who got the part: Dona Drake
Gloria Grahame rejected the role of Julie in this B movie.
Actor who got the part: Marjorie Reynolds
Gloria was considered for the part of Christabel, the immoral woman of the title.
Actor who got the part: Joan Fontaine
Gloria Grahame was offered a part in this movie but turned it down as it was not a big enough role.
Actor who got the part: Veda Ann Borg
For refusing a role in this picture- she described the part as nothing more but a "bit part"- leagal action was taken by FOX.
Gloria Grahame was the first choice of director George Stevens for the role of Alice Tripp, but Howard Hughes (who ran RKO at the time) would not loan her out. She always felt Shelley Winters did a great job.
Actor who got the part: Shelley Winters
Did you know that Gloria Grahame was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)