* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: General James M. Scott - power hungry dictator waiting to happen, or WellIntentionedExtremist? Reportedly it was the latter interpretation that had to be evoked in order to get Creator/BurtLancaster to sign on.
** When Senator Prentice is trying to buttonhole Colonel Casey, he responds:
-->'''Prentice:''' But you make me think that fruit salad on your chest is for neutrality, evasiveness and fence-straddling.
-->'''Casey:''' On the contrary, they're standard awards for cocktail courage and dinner-table heroism. [[DeadpanSnarker I thought you'd invented them.]]
* OneSceneWonder: John Houseman as one of the coup-plotters. It was his first appearance before the camera after years of working on the production side of the business.