Cast the Expert: Micil Murphy returned to prison for a role in the film. He had become an actor after being paroled from San Quentin in 1966 after serving five and a half years for armed robbery.
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.
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."