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 Who was considered for Dark Victory?

Katharine Hepburn
According to Rudy Behlmer's Memo from David O. Selznik, RKO was going to buy the rights for the play to make a movie with Hepburn in 1935. The play was later sold to Warner Brothers and Davis was cast as Judith Traherne instead.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Merle Oberon
Merle was second choice to play Judith Traherne after Greta Garbo, when David O Selznick and MGM owned the rights to the material. Merle declined because of a contract dispute.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Gloria Swanson
Briefly attached to this project before the script was purchased by Warner Brothers, Bette Davis's home lot.
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis



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