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Wendell Corey (1914-1968)

  1. Kirk Douglas, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946.      One of the five unknowns tested for Barbara Stanwyck's weak  husband - odd screen debut for the indomitable Douglas.
  2. Don DeFore, Too Late For Tears, 1948.      Hunt Stromberg  wanted Corey and Kirk Douglas but fellow producer Hal Wallis would only loan out Lizabeth Scott, Kristine Miller, Don Defore and director Byron Haskin. 
  3. Ray Milland, A Life of Her Own, 1950.       Lana Turner  nearly fled her first movie in two years when MGM  failed to land a co-star from the highly mixed bag of James Craig, Cary Grant, Howard Keel, James Mason, George Murphy and  Robert Ryan.  The rich copper-mine owner was given to Corey. As lucklustre as usual, he begged off after a few weeks. “I’m not right for the rôle.”   Next thing he knew, Milland  was into copper.  And Turner.
  4. John Ireland, Red Mountain, 1951.   Change of General William Quantrill (versus Alan Ladd) when Corey fell ill.  Ireland, or course, had really made his name in  Howard Hawks‘ Red River, 1946.
  5. Forrest Tucker, Pony Express, 1952.         Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickcok fight to create a pony express route in California. Corey had been first choice for Hickcock - opposite Charlton Heston’s Cody and various Shivwit, Piute, Navajo and Ute Indian extras.


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