Cancelled Movies. Wiki
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Hitchcock desperately wanted to direct Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, and Conrad Veidt in one of the first World War II dramas, Escape. Hitchcock, a long-time admirer of Shearer's acting, had sought for years to find a suitable project for her.


Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Hitchcock was shut out of the project when the novel Escape by Ethel Vance (pen name of Grace Zaring Stone) was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.



Results[]

  • The film was instead directed by Mervlyn LeRoy & released in 1940.
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