* BreakthroughHit: This film got Creator/RidleyScott noticed.
* DoingItForTheArt: The film's low budget meant that Creator/AlbertFinney's fee was a case of champagne. He was so eager to be in the film that he accepted.
** Creator/KeithCarradine's girlfriend at the time, actress Christina Raines was cast as d'Hubert's wife Adele.
** Creator/RidleyScott cast his two sons as d'Hubert's young nephews.
** Creator/AlbertFinney was cast because his then-girlfriend Diana Quick was in the film and suggested him for a role.
* ThrowItIn: During the scene where D'Hubert asks Adele to marry him, she starts to laugh. This laughter was not intentional. According to Creator/RidleyScott, she actually has a hard time keeping a straight face since one of the horses has a huge erection.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/RidleyScott wanted the two leads to be played by Creator/OliverReed and Michael York (Athos and d'Artagnan in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973''), but the small budget and [[ExecutiveMeddling studio decisions]] forced him to choose from a list of less well-known but more affordable Hollywood actors.