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  • Enforced Method Acting: Director Fritz Lang threw smoke bombs into the riot scene to rile up his actors. One of them struck Bruce Cabot, who had to be physically restrained from punching the director.
  • Executive Meddling: MGM studio execs apparently forced director Fritz Lang to make many changes to the script to make it easier for audiences to swallow. One of the changes was that Joe had to be blatantly innocent of the crime instead of guilty, which he originally was going to be. Also, Joe was supposed to be black. Joe's final speech was rewritten and heavily edited from a denunciation of mob violence into a personal confession.
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