To Each His Own (1946) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by Charles Brackett.
Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Olivia de Havilland||Won|
|Best Writing||Charles Brackett||Nominated|
To Each His Own (1946): Olivia de Havilland Does Melodrama WellBy 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 18, 2019 From 4 Star Films
Ginger Rogers purportedly passed over the script for To Each His Own because, at first glance, it’s hardly a glamorous role; but for the right person, it could be something unquestionably special. That actor was Olivia de Havilland. Certainly, the production is bolstered by Mitchell Leisen, a ... Read full article
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The popular 1946 Livingston-Evans song hit "To Each His Own", though inspired by the film's title, was not included in the soundtrack. The top-selling version by Eddy Howard entered the national record charts three months after the movie's premiere and was followed by other best-sellers from The Ink Spots, Freddy Martin, Tony Martin, and The Modernaires.
Ginger Rogers wrote that Leland Hayward first offered her the role of Josephine Norris. Rogers read the script and asked herself if she wanted to play the mother of a twenty-year-old man who is preparing to go off to war. She turned down the role and later regretted it when Olivia de Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Rogers also turned down The Snake Pit, which Olivia also accepted and was nominated for another Oscar. Rogers wrote: "It seemed Olivia knew a good thing when she saw it. Perhaps Olivia should thank me for such poor judgment".
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