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9.  While not a box office hit, the movie helped James Garner's movie career.  For the next two years he made seven movies including:  The Thrill of It All, Move Over Darling , The Americanization of Emily, and The Great Escape (1963).

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1 hour ago, Terrence1 said:

8.)  Directed by Henry Hathaway.

Terrence, Princess already noted this as #5.

8.) Apparently, major sequences are missing from the finished film (which may explain why it runs only 88 minutes). Darryl Zanuck (head of 20th-Century Fox) objected to all scenes involving Canadian police and detectives, for which British actors had been specifically hired. "The American audience, he said, does not know, does not understand, that the Niagara Falls are bisected by the border . . . and we should have used Americans. And Hathaway, who didn't like the idea either, sided with him. So there are big holes in the story."

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10) Head of Fox Daryl F Zanuck wanted to put Marilyn Monroe into the film. According to Reisch, "we thought that was a nice idea, until there came a second telephone call that he wanted her to be the villainess, not the girl... My God! Here was the prettiest girl in the whole United States of America! But he insisted it was a great idea, so we finally did it. We didn't know whether she would like it, but she had no objection, whatsoever—on the contrary."[

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Next:  Isle of the Dead  (1945)

#1) The film's script was inspired by the painting Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin, which appears behind the title credits,

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#8)  The war mentioned in the film is the First Balkan War of 1912-13. Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro fought against the declining Ottoman Empire.

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