William Lundigan

  1. George Reeves, Always A Bride, 1940. A dozen years before zooming around Metropiolis as Superman, Reeves subbed Lundigan in the rom-com trifle from a play called Applesauce and sets from the same director Noel M Smith’s previous Reeves film, Father is a Prince.
  2. Dan Dailey, Panama Hattie, 1941.       Once in the can, the Cole Porter required numerous re-takes.  During which time both Lundigan and the seven years older Robert Young  were suggested as substitutes for the  17th and final  movie billing of… Dan Dailey Jr! 
  3. Richard Quine, Salute to the Marines, 1942.     Van Johnson, Marjorie Maine and Lewis Stone were first announced by MGM as Wallace Beery’s co-stars for the flag-waving patriotism. Lundigan took over Rufus when Quine joined the real WWII. In 1948, Quine later turned director – The Solid Gold Cadillac, Bell Book and Candle, The World of Suzie Wong, Paris When It Sizzles, How To Murder Your Wife and not fprgetting … Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In The Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad/
  4. Stephen McNally, No Way Out, 1949.      Change of Dr Wahrton, chief medical resident at County Hospital, employing Sidney Poitier – in his feature debut as an ERTdoctor barely tolerated by his white colleagues in Jospeh L Mankiewicz’s ground-breaking drama about racial hatrted. Albeit it, melodrama.

 Birth year: 1914Death year: 1975Other name: Casting Calls:  4