Trivia for the film
- AFI's 100 Years… 100 Laughs: #67
- Billing Displacement: TV ads for the film when it aired put Louise Lasser on equal billing with Woody Allen. She had one cameo.
- Executive Meddling: One of the more interesting positive examples. The entire movie was restructured after its first screening because the executives hated the original cut but saw its potential. They hired Ralph Rosenblum to serve as “editorial supervisor” to make the movie funnier, thus starting a long-lasting work relationship between Woody Allen and Rosenblum which would eventually give the latter an editing BAFTA.
- Multiple Endings: Woody shot about a half-dozen different endings for the movie, all of which were bittersweet at best. The ending ended up being completely rewritten during the initial retooling.
- Technology Marches On: One of the film's big laugh lines comes when Virgil, bluffing his way through a job interview, is asked if he's "ever had any experience running a high-speed digital electronic computer", and answers in the affirmative, adding, "My aunt has one."
- What Could Have Been: The original cut of the film had Louise and Virgil dying in a shootout with police. This was deemed way too dark, and Ralph Rosenblum would later call it “grotesque and offensive”.