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1971 version

  • Enforced Method Acting: There's a scene where Clint Eastwood's character kisses a twelve-year-old girl to keep her quiet. According to the actress, the script had it written for him to cover her mouth with his hand and it had been rehearsed that way. Don Siegel suggested the change without telling her about it.
  • Playing Against Type: This was one of the earliest attempts to break Clint Eastwood out of his tough guy persona.
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  • Romance on the Set: Clint Eastwood and Jo Ann Harris had a love affair that continued well after they made the movie.
  • What Could Have Been: Jeanne Moreau was Don Siegel's first choice for the Geraldine Page part, but Universal chief Lew Wasserman vetoed the idea.
  • Working Title: Other titles contemplated by Universal Pictures were Pussy-footing Down at the Old Plantation and On One I Walked.

2017 version

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