Margaret Lindsay

  1. Gloria  Stuart,  Here Comes The Navy,  1933.    Surgery for Lindsay meant James Cagney broke more rules: both leading ladies were blondes. Gloria was Oscar-nominated  for Titanic – 56 screen roles and 63 years later.
  2. Patricia Ellis, The St Louis Kid, 1934.     Convalescence ruled Margaret out of  Jimmy Cagney’s  next  one,  too.  At first, Ann Dvorak had replaced her.  
  3. Josephine Hutchinson, Happiness Ahead, 1934.     With Margaret still unavailable,  Cagney quit – providing a poor debut for Dick Powell.  Two years on, Margaret was well enough  to  join  three of  Jimmy’s six 1935 movies.
  4. Wendy Barrie, Wings Over Honolulu, 1937.   Poor little rich wench Polly falls  for handsome pilot Ray Milland,  complains he’s always busy (he’s in the US Navy, girl!) and  takes off with his best  pal. And nobody cared about any of them.
  5. Jacqueline White, Seven Keys to Bald Pate, 1946.    Once her co-stars quit – Jack Hayley and Boris Karloff – Lindsay lost her enthusiasm for shooting the fifth re-make of the Broadway play by Yankee Doodle Dandy himself, George M Cohan.

 Birth year: 1910Death year: 1981Other name: Casting Calls:  5