Tamara Toumanova

  1. Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca,  1941.
  2. Ingrid Bergman, Saratoga Trunk, 1943.   Head bro Jack Warner shelled out $175,000 for the rights to Edna Ferber’s  latest huge (ie rambling) novel – for an  Errol Flynn-Olivia De Havilland reunion.  Or Errol Flynning  Bette Davis, Nina Foch, Vivien Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan or Tamara, “the  Black Pearl of the Russian ballet,” as Clio Dulaine, Coop’s aristocratic Creole lover!  It also  loomed large as  the Dutch-born Nina Foch’s debut, although  she  ten years younger than most candidates. However, Sam Wood got the gig and used his Hemingwayesque couple from the 1942 For Whom the Bell Tolls:  Cooper and Ingrid Bergman as a Swedish Creole! In Hollywood, any accent is the right accent. Sam’s assistant director was… Don Siegel.

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