- Adaptation Displacement: The film is more well known than the book.
- Director Displacement: John Huston wrote the script, but Raoul Walsh actually directed.
- Ethnic Scrappy: Algernon.
- Fair for Its Day: The character of Algernon is shockingly racist by modern standards, a black character who exists primarily for comic relief with exaggerated speech patterns and mannerisms. But, when you look past the externals, he's actually portrayed as both intelligent and competent.
YMMV / High Sierra