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Sidney Greenstreet (1879-1954)

  1. Akim Tamiroff, Dragon Seed, 1943.     Insulting!  Pearl Buck’s book had a point - exposing Japanese atrocities in China.  MGM made it a farce, with the unlikeliest-looking Chinese ever spawned by Hollywood. Taped eyelids for Hepburn, W aniroff,  lter Huston, Aline MacMahon… Charles Laughton was deemed doable as Wu Lien and then left for The Canterville Ghost. Greenstreet and Laird Cregar were inevitably seen as his replacement, but failed their make-up tests. (So did Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Donald Crisp, Greer Garson Van Heflin, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon Edward G Robinson for other roles).
  2. Stanley Ridges, Possessed, 1946.   Change of  shrink for a neurotic nurse  played with both barrels by Joan Crawford fresh from her Mildred Pierce Oscar. (And immediately up for another).
  3. Vincent Price,  The Three Musketeers, 1947.    During the testing stages, (when director Roy Rowland filled in for an ill  George Sidney) Grenstreet was seen for a Cardinal Richlieu with a Porthos build, Price was slim as Gene Kelly’s D’Artagnan.


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