Kit Cornell

  1. Ingrid Bergman, Joan of Arc, 1947.    Merry-go-round… In 1935, Joan was to be Katharine Hepburn, but colour was pricey and her films were flopping. In  1940, David O Selznick talked to Bergman about it. Nothing happened. By 1944, Gabriel Pascal chose the (still) unknown Cornell for another project that never heard voices… or, at least, not in  agreement. In 1946, producer David O Selznick tried to set up a version  for Jennifer Jones – and married her, instead.  Walter Wangetr  then formed Sierra Pictures with Bergman and director Victor Fleming… and the public stayed away after her scandal with Italian director Roberto Rossellini, calling it blasphemous for an adulterous to play a saint.

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