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
[riding Daniel Webster's buggy
Make them go faster, Mister!
They're not race horses, Daniel. They're good old friends of mine. I call them Constitution and Bill of Rights, the most dependable pair for long journeys. I've got one called Missouri Compromise, too, and then there's a Supreme Court - a fine, dignified horse, but you do have to push him now and then.
I'd like to see all your horses.
Maybe you can, sometime, Daniel. I'm a farmer, you know, and like to show my farm. There's something ...