Roles turned down by Edward G. Robinson:
Star Leslie Howard refused to do the movie version of the stage hit unless his Broadway co-star Bogart repeated his role.
The great star was the original choice to play "Dr. Zaius" and filmed a scene in makeup with Charlton Heston, but pulled out because he didn't feel his health was up to the rigors of performing daily under heavy ape makeup.
Did you know that Edward G. Robinson was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)