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Robert Redford's agent tried to dissuade him from appearing in the film. Redford accepted the role on the proviso that the script was altered to tone down his character's sexuality. To Redford's dismay, after his footage was completed, a new line was scripted and shot which left no question that his character was bisexual.
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As Wood and Redford were shooting in a small boat off Santa Monica Pier, a sudden change in the wind direction cast them adrift in the Malibu current. As the boat moved further out to sea Wood begin to panic. Redford laughed her through it. He later realized how precarious the situation was but it sealed the friendship between the two as his heroism impressed Natalie and he earned her trust.
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Most of Natalie Wood's singing voice was dubbed by vocalist Jackie Ward. However, Wood herself sings the intro to "You're Gonna Hear From Me" for the screen test version of the tune.
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Natalie Wood developed a friendship with stage actress Ruth Gordon and insisted Gordon portray her mother in the film, much to the chagrin of the studio, which wanted a name actress in the role.
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In the movie, Daisy is only 15 years old when she is signed by Swan Studios. At the time of the movie's release, Natalie Wood was almost twice that age: 27 years old.
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The film takes place from August 24, 1936 to July 1938.
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On March 3, 1966 actor William Frawley suffered a heart attack and died shortly after seeing this movie in a theater in Hollywood.
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Elizabeth Hartman and Patty Duke were two of the actresses considered for the lead role.
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This is an interesting movie for film buffs since many scenes feature shots in various areas and departments of Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank, California. The actual studio appeared as the mythical "Swann Studios" in the film.
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Vocal recordings completed by Natalie Wood of the film's songs went unused and unheard on commercial recordings, until the April 2009 release of the complete dramatic score and song score by Film Score Monthly.
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This was made smack dab between two of Natalie Wood's suicide attempts (November 1964 and January 1966). She got through the filming with pills and daily analysis.
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21 minutes of footage were cut prior to release.
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Daisy Clover was born on August 24, 1921.
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The boys choir singing in front of the Christmas tree at Daisy's debut was the world famous Robert Mitchell Boy Choir. The film was set around the time that this boys choir was actually first formed, 1934.
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Daisy's beach house (which is blown up in the final scene) originally belonged to silent star Barbara La Marr.
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