Here Fleming shares some suggestions for the dream cast of an adaptation of the novel:
I have to mix actors from different eras to get the desired effect. The actress who plays Emily Daggett should have a beautiful speaking voice, which lets out most of the young moderns with their nasal California accents. Carey Mulligan, maybe. Or back in the day, Jean Arthur.Learn more about the book and author at Irene Fleming's website and blog.
I have always seen Holbert Bruns as Jimmy Stewart.
And the feckless Adam Weiss would be a handsome, high-strung star of the silents, John Gilbert.
The Page 69 Test: The Edge of Ruin.