was originally cast as Daniel Webster. While filming a carriage ride scene with young actor Lindy Wade
, Mitchell lost control of the horses and was thrown from the carriage. He suffered a fractured skull and was in the hospital for 17 weeks, but made a full recovery. Director William Dieterle
recast Edward Arnold
in the role with one day's notice. All of Mitchell's scenes as Daniel Webster had to then be re-shot with Arnold. See more
[Webster is examing the contract Mr. Scratch has with Stone
This appears - mind you, I say appears - to be properly drawn. But you shan't have this man. A man isn't a piece of property. Mr. Stone is an American citizen... and an American citizen cannot be forced into the service of a foreign prince.
Foreign? Who calls me a foreigner?
Well, I never heard of the de... I never heard of you claiming American citizenship.
And who has a better right? When the first wrong was done to the first Indian,...