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Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney in Laura  (Otto …

Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney in Laura  (Otto Preminger, 1944)

Jean Seberg in Saint Joan  (Otto Preminger, 19…

Jean Seberg in Saint Joan  (Otto Preminger, 1957), her first film role. She was chosen for the role after a nationwide talent search by Preminger. The film was not a critical or commercial success. “I was scared like a rabbit,” she said later, “and it showed on the screen. It was not a good experience at all. I started where most actresses end up.”

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carme…

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones  (Otto Preminger, 1954)

Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney in Laura  (Otto …

Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney in Laura  (Otto Preminger, 1944)

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Kim Novak in “The Man with the Golden Arm”, 1955.

The Man with the Golden Arm  (Otto Preminger, 1955)

Dana Andrews in the film noir classic Laura  (…

Dana Andrews in the film noir classic Laura  (Otto Preminger, 1944)

Director Otto Preminger works with Frank Sinat…

Director Otto Preminger works with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak for a scene from The Man With the Golden Arm, 1955, photo by Bob Willoughby

Jean Seberg is chained to a post during the fi…

Jean Seberg is chained to a post during the filming of Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, England, 1957 [click on image for better view]

Seberg, from Marshalltown, Iowa, was cast after a nationwide search to play the martyred peasant girl. Her only acting experience was a single season of summer theater.