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  • Enforced Method Acting: For the scene where the staff and students are served spoiled fish, Clouzot reportedly forced the actors to consume the genuine article.
  • Real-Life Relative: Christina was played by Clouzot's wife Véra.
  • What Could Have Been: The original film was adapted from the novel Celle qui n'était plus, by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Clouzot beat out none other than Alfred Hitchcock for the movie rights.
    • Interestingly enough, Hitchcock would obtain the rights to another Boileau/Narcejac novel, D'entre les morts, a couple years later and make it into his film Vertigo.

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