A Film Adaptation That Never Was

Following on from yesterday's post about the Australian Book Review's list of the favourite Australian novels, and the second place position of Henry Handel Richardson's novel sequence, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, I came across the following this morning:



NEW YORK. Dec 11 - A film based on "The Fortunes of Richard Mahony," by the Australian woman author Henry Handel Richardson (Mrs. I G. Robertson) will be made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, says Hedda Hopper. Hollywood columnist for the "New York Daily News."

Material will be taken from the novels "Australia Felix," "The Way Home," and "Ultima Thule," and made into one script.

Rumours are that Greer Garson and Gregory Peck are in line for the principal roles.

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 1945

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