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Bedtime Story(1941)

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According to news items in Hollywood Reporter, casting problems delayed the start of production on this film for several months. Joan Bennett, Rosalind Russell and Carole Lombard were considered for the female lead, while Cary Grant, Lloyd Nolan and Henry Fonda were discussed for the male lead. Although a pre-production news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that Sidney Buchman was to collaborate on the script with Richard Flournoy, the extent of Buchman's contribution to the released film has not been determined. Although SAB claims that this film was based on a play by Horace Jackson and Grant Garrett, the program notes state that the picture was based on an original story by Jackson and Garrett. A news item in Hollywood Reporter added that the theater scenes were filmed at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Loretta Young reprised her role in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on June 22, 1942, co-starring Don Ameche. The story was broadcast again on February 26, 1945 and also on the Lux Video Theatre on November 10, 1955.