Joan Fontaine in 'Rebecca'? Or someone else?

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  1. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I am in the process of browsing the awesome set of extras included in Criterion’s Rebecca. I just finished studying the screen tests of the short-list actresses competing for the part of “I”. I need to keep my day job, instead of switching to being a casting director, because I would not have cast Joan Fontaine in the role.

    Out of the five choices, and from the screen tests and/or what you otherwise know who would you have cast?

    Vivien Leigh

    Anne Baxter

    Loretta Young

    Margaret Sullivan

    Joan Fontaine


    I would have put Loretta Young in the part. :b
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I haven't viewed the extras but I definitely would have gone with Vivien Leigh.
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Steve, you need to view the extras. [​IMG]. It's been too long for me to remember exactly what I thought, but I recall that I thought Joan Fontaine was best and Vivien Leigh was definitely the worst. There were one or two others I thought might have been decent, but it's been too long to remember for sure (I think Anne Baxter or Loretta Young probably).
     
  4. David Dennison

    David Dennison Second Unit

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    I need to spend some time on the extras of the Rebecca dvd, but I loved Joan Fontaine in the movie.
     
  5. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Give me a day to view the extras.
     
  6. Agee Bassett

    Agee Bassett Supporting Actor

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    Definitely don't quit your day job, Lew. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    After Joan Fontaine's performance, I wouldn't have picked anyone else. Judging only from the screen tests, it's a toss up between Fontaine and Baxter.
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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