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* RevisedEnding: The ending with Haverstock delivering a propaganda broadcast as bombs fall on London was written (by Ben Hecht) and shot after the rest of the film was completed. It replaced a more sardonic ending in which Ffolliott tells Haverstock how the enemies will likely cover up the incidents depicted in the main part of the film.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's quite unlikely that a Nazi conspirator would get anywhere near this sympathetic an ending now.

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* CreativeDifferences: Producer Walter Wanger and Creator/AlfredHitchcock clashed repeatedly during shooting. Wanger kept wanting to have the script rewritten with every news story reporting changes in the European situation. Hitchcock, who hated making a movie without the script in absolutely final form before shooting began, pointed out that even if the film were up-to-date at the time of shooting it would be out of date by the time he finished post-production and it was ready for release.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Robert Benchley was allowed to write his own lines.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The ending was hastily added when the possibility of the Germans bombing Britain was a very real possibility.
* RevisedEnding: The ending with Haverstock delivering a propaganda broadcast as bombs fall on London was written (by Ben Hecht) and shot after the rest of the film was completed. It replaced a more sardonic ending in which Ffolliott tells Haverstock how the enemies will likely cover up the incidents depicted in the main part of the film.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's quite unlikely that a Nazi conspirator would get anywhere near this sympathetic an ending now.now.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/AlfredHitchcock wanted Creator/GaryCooper for the male lead, but he wasn't interested in doing a thriller. He later admitted that this was a mistake.
** Creator/CaryGrant was offered the lead role, but he was busy with ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings''. Creator/ClarkGable also passed on it.
** Hitchcock had wanted either Creator/BarbaraStanwyck or Creator/JoanFontaine for the female lead.
** Producer Walter Wanger had the story in development for several years. Originally it was about the Spanish Civil War but that war ended too quickly and therefore the story lost its relevance to audiences. Wanger insisted that the film be politically up-to-date so rewrites were happening constantly throughout production. Ultimately, 14 writers in all were involved in bringing the story to the screen.
* WorkingTitle: ''Personal History'' and ''Imposter''.


* HeyItsThatVoice: Fans of old time radio might recognize Fisher's actor, Herbert Marshall, as the voice of the titular character in the radio thriller series ''The Man Called X'', which ran from 1944 to 1952.
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Fans of old time radio might recognize Fisher's actor, Herbert Marshall, as the voice of the titular character in the radio thriller series ''The Man Called X'', which ran from 1944 to 1952.
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UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's quite unlikely that a Nazi conspirator would get anywhere near this sympathetic an ending now.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet Kris Kringle]] is a hit man.


* HeyItsThatVoice: Fans of old time radio might recognize Fisher's actor, Herbert Marshall, as the voice of the titular character in the radio thriller series ''The Man Called X'', which ran from 1944 to 1952.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Fans of old time radio might recognize Fisher's actor, Herbert Marshall, as the voice of the titular character in the radio thriller series ''The Man Called X'', which ran from 1944 to 1952.1952.
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet Kris Kringle]] is a hit man.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Fans of old time radio might recognize Fisher's actor, Herbert Marshall, as the voice of the titular character in the radio thriller series ''The Man Called X'', which ran from 1944 to 1952.

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