Leighton was considered for a role. Some sources say it was the Witch of Capri role, others say it was the starring role but director Joseph Losey couldn't get financing with Leighton in the lead.
After Vivien Leigh left the production, Margaret Leighton was the next choice for Violet Venable.
Did you know that Margaret Leighton was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)