Although she was signed for the only female role in "Mr. Roberts," she was deemed too vulnerable and was replaced by Jocelyn Brando but remained as understudy.
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Eve Marie Saint
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on Alfred Hitchcock
] Hitchcock said, "I don't want you going back to sink-to-sink movies. You do movies where you wash the dishes looking drab in an apron. The audience wants to see their leading ladies dressed up". He saw me as others didn't.
Got the part of Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront
(1954) over Elizabeth Montgomery
. Director Elia Kazan
, in his autobiography "A Life," says that the choice of an actress to play the part was narrowed down to Montgomery and Saint, but there were also some qualms about Saint playing a teenager, since she was 30 years old at the time. Although Montgomery was fine in her screen test, there was an air ...
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