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What Wasn't To Be In Film History



  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,814 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1939 Australian newspaper article reporting David Selznick intended to produce a version of Titanic. Selznick had planned to have Alfred Hitchcock direct the film. The intended project was scrapped because of high cost estimates. Selznick and Hitchcock went on to combine to make Rebecca ( 1940 ). A Hitchcock take on the Titanic sounds like it would have been interesting.

    Announced in 1932 as a coming attraction by Columbia Pictures the film Brief Moment  was made and released in 1933. The big difference with the announced advertisement is that, for whatever reason Barbara Stanwyck didn't end up in the film and the lead role was  played by Carole Lombard in the finished product, as seen below.. 

    A Columbia Pictures 1932 announced Frank Capra film that didn't end up being made.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,814 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

    Australian newspaper clippings from November 1949 announcing a proposed upcoming film to be made about the legendaty Australian racehorse Phar Lap.The film was never started. William K, Howard and William Joyce Cowan were past their use by dates in Hollywood by 1949, so financing was probably not forthcoming.

    Phar Lap's story was eventually told and appropriately made by Australians and released in 1983.


    Olivia de Havilland as he appears in the Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte ( 1964 ).

    Joan Crawford in the screen test for the same scene before Joan was fired from the film.


    Some publicity material announcing the intention to film Joan Of Arc in the early 1930's.

    In 1933 it was announced that RKO Radio would film a version of George Bernard Shaw's play Joan Of Arc and that Katherine would play Joan. Katherine completed some colour screen tests, but then the rights were withdrawn when RKO insisted on script cuts and the film was never made. 

    Joan Of Arc ( 1948 ). RKO eventually filmed a version of Joan Of Arc with Ingrid Bergman playing Joan.

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh man!  A US film about the aussie horse?!

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