In the classic version of the thriller, the director J. Lee Thompson failed to get Mills to play "Nancy" because of her contract with Walt Disney.
Hayley Mills was offered the lead, but was advised to turn it down.
Hayley Mills was considered for the role of Selina, but Elizabeth Hartman was favoured for financial reasons.
Hotly pursued for a year to play troubled, freewheeling, superbright rich girl "Val."
Did you know that Hayley Mills was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)