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Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

  1. Monty Woolley, The Man Who Came To Dinner, 1941.    Howard Hawks wanted Cary Grant. Orson Welles wanted to direct - and play the title role.  Bette Davs wanted John Barrymore as her co-star, but he could no longer remember his lines. Tests of humour writer  Benchley and Laird Cregar were respectively deemed “too mild-mannered” and “overblown and extravagant” by producer Hal Wallis. (Probably why Charles Coburn refused to test). Director William Keighley also saw Charles Laughton and Fredric March before asking the Broadway play’s star to reprise the titular  Sheridan Whiteside.  Benchley’s son, Nathaniel, wrote the book filmed as The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Aee Coming - and his son, Peter, wrote Jaws




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