The 1965 film provides examples of:
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Eli Wallach and James Mason as the film's two primary villains easily steal the show from O'Toole.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: The General sports an atrocious buzzcut and beard. He looks even sillier in that sleeveless waistcoat.
- Ham and Cheese: Eli Wallach is the only one having any fun in the 1965 film, and is therefore the best thing about it. In fact, watching him hamming it up in that ridiculous outfit mentioned above is pretty much the reason to see the movie.