The Light that Failed (1939) was a Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by William A. Wellman.
The Light That Failed (William A Wellman, 1939)By Judy on Feb 8, 2012 From Movie Classics
Made the same year as Wellman’s great?Beau Geste, this lesser-known drama, sadly not on DVD as yet, is another wildly noble and compelling period melodrama adapted from a novel by an imperialist author, Kipling. ?There was clearly a demand for such films in 1939, in the early days of the Secon... Read full article
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Lupino was so anxious to play the part, that she stole a copy of the script and stormed into William Wellman's office demanding a chance to audition. She convinced Wellman but not co-star Colman, who wanted Vivien Leigh to play the role. Because Wellman held out for Lupino, the actor unsuccessfully tried to have him replaced. The actor and director maintained a chilly relationship on the set.
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