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 Roles turned down by Basil Rathbone:

The Garden of Allah
Rathbone screentested for the role of the renegade monk in producer David O. Selznick's romantic desert epic.
Actor who got the part: Charles Boyer

Gone with The Wind
Margret Mitchell was quoted as saying Basil Rathbone was her ideal choice for the role of Rhett Butler.
Actor who got the part: Clark Gable

Did you know that Basil Rathbone was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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