1. - Susan George, The Looking Glass War, 1969. Battling to play Susan - added to sex-up John Le Carré’s fourth book - were Susan, Sharon, Juliet Harmer. Penelope Horner. The Lolita-esque Susan won; well, her spy lover (a woefully miscast Christopher Jones) looked a teenager, himself. All that the ten-years-older Sharon had in common with sweet Sue was her sex - and her initials.
2. - Pamela Franklin, Sinful Davey, 1968. Trouble with John Huston directing the Scottish Tom Jones - the real-life grave-robbing, maid-snatching, wife-stealing, jail-breaking, jewel-thieving smuggling pirate called Davey Haggart - was that he wanted his daughter as the female lead. When a test proved her wrong, Huston capitulated, took scant concern about finding a new Annie and later abandoned the film after his first cut. “Disastrous,” said producder Waslter Mirisch. “Unprofessional.”
3. - Prunella Ransome, Man in the Wilderness, 1971. To be the wife of Richard Harris in Richard C Serafian’s dull Western.