- Enforced Method Acting: When Robert Mitchum got fed up with repeated re-takes in which Otto Preminger ordered him to slap Jean Simmons across the face, he turned around and slapped Preminger, asking whether it was this way he wanted it. Preminger immediately demanded of producer Howard Hughes that Mitchum be replaced. Hughes refused.
- Old Shame: Jean Simmons didn't think much of this movie or her experience making it and mentioned it as an example of the contractually-obligated flops RKO chief Howard Hughes made her do.
- Working Title: Murder Story and The Bystander.
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