MGM


MGM in the early 60's had a great star roster of contract players such as George Peppard, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Richard Chamberlain etc...Leo The Lion groomed those stars and they did very well...with Peppard and Chamberlain reaching superstar status..they also loaned those Players out a lot to other studios..the question remains why didnt Peppard and Mimieux do this MGM film vs...Garner and the lovely Miss Saint..?

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Cuz Mimieux couldn't act?

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Peppard did Operation Crossbow (released 2/65) at about the same time for Metro (36 Hours was 4/65). Even if there weren't scheduling conflicts (maybe there were, maybe there weren't), it's possible that either someone at MGM or Peppard's agent would balk at him doing two WWII intelligence/special ops movies within a year of each other.

Interestingly, Peppard's first movie after Operation Crossbow was The Third Day (9/65), in which he played a character who experienced memory loss. Go figure.

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And Garner himself played a genuine amnesia victim the following year in Mr. Buddwing.

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TCM showed this movie last month and in his introduction, Robert Osborne said that Cherokee was James Garner's company and this was the first film made by it.

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..the question remains why didnt Peppard and Mimieux do this MGM film vs...Garner and the lovely Miss Saint..?


I find your question totally pointless.

You may as well take any movie, from any studio and from any era, and take any lead actors' names other than those who actually appeared in it and ask your question. But to what purpose I cannot fathom.

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