- Retroactive Recognition: Hayley Mills' later films, such as Pollyanna and Whistle Down the Wind, are considerably more well-known, and Horst Buchholz is better remembered for his turn in The Magnificent Seven.
- Values Dissonance:
- The neighbourhood's treatment of Anya because of her extramarital relationship with Barclay. Mrs Phillips goes so far as to say it would be better to be dead than to be so "wicked".
- Bronik entertains Gillie with a story of, ahem, "black, naked savages with knives in their mouths".
- Modern audiences would find it unlikely that Bronek would be executed given that the killing was done in a heat of passion situation as he found out that his wife was cheating on him, not to mention his clear remorse and the fact that he saved a child's life.
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