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Old August 12 2013, 07:00 PM   #8
Greg Cox
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Alternate History Movie Casting

I see this as a chance to fix great lost opportunities of the past:

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) should have featured Boris Karloff, not Raymond Massey playing a Karloff lookalike. (Backstory: Karloff was too busy playing the part on stage to do the movie version, even though the whole joke is that the character is a dead-ringer for Karloff.)

Batman (1966) should've featured Julie Newmar as Catwoman, not Lee Meriwether. (Newmar was busy shooting another movie at time.) Even as a kid, it bugged me that the movie didn't have the "real" Catwoman . . . .

West Side Story (1961) should've featured Elvis as Tony, who would have been a lot more memorable than whoever it was who actually played the part (whose name I can't be bothered to look up).

Oh, one more: Let's put Sean Connery in On Her Majesty's Secret Service instead of Lazenby, just because it's a crying shame that we never got Connery and Diana Rigg together in a Bond movie!

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