- The Danza: Steve McQueen plays...Steve Andrews.
- Dawson Casting: 28-year-old Steve McQueen as a high school student.
- Magnum Opus Dissonance: Despite it being by far his best-known work, director Irvin Yeaworth Jr. didn't think much of the film, and was far prouder of the series of independently-produced religious films he subsequently made with Billy Graham.
- Old Shame: Steve McQueen apparently did not think highly of this movie near the end of his life, and refused to discuss it in interviews.
- Referenced by...:
Trivia / The Blob (1958)