The great stage star refused to act in a film that required her character to appear drunk; the director also refused to change a scene so that Lawrence could sing a torch song.
Leslie Howard wanted the great theater star to appear opposite him in this romantic comedy. Lawrence was interested, but producer Hal Wallis pushed for Warner Brothers contract player Bette Davis, thinking she needed a respite from dramatic roles.
Did you know that Gertrude Lawrence was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)