Glenn Langan

  1. Richard Conte, 13 Rue Madeleine, 1946.      Ya  cain’t always get wot ya wanna…  Not even if you were Darryl Zanuck. For his US Amy Intelligence thriller,  the head Fox wanted such people  as  Langan, William Eythe, John Payne for O’Connell, plus Rex Harrison or Randolph Scott, as spy boss Bob Sharkey. And lost ’em all!   Mark Stevens, too, as Lassiter.
  2. John Payne, The Razor’s Edge, 1946.    This time, Darryl Zanuck suggested Langan as Gray Maturin –  Gene Tierney’s husband.  However, director Edmund Goulding voted Payne.  Bad choice.
  3. Victor Mature, Samson and Delilah, 1949.     Remained a B-player, best remembered as the Amazing Colossal Man, 1957, and his 42-year marriage to Adele Jergens.  Director CB De Mille also looked Rory Calhoun, Jim Davis, Errol Flynn, William Hopper (Hedda’s son), John Ireland, Burt Lancaster, Glen Langan, Willard Parker, Steve Reeves, Roberts Ryan and Taylor, Murvyn Vye, Jeff York and even the newest evangelist in town, Dr Billy Graham. Here’s a review by Groucho Marx: “No picture can hold my interest where the leading man’s bust is larger than the leading lady’s!”



 Birth year: 1917Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  3