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(1953)

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In his interview with François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock said he was so impressed with the performance of Anita Björk in Miss Julie (1951) that he hired her for this movie. However, when she arrived in Hollywood, Bjork brought her lover, writer Stig Dagerman, and their baby daughter. Since they were not married, Warner Bros. insisted that Hitchcock find another actress for the role of Ruth Grandfort, in this case Anne Baxter.
Montgomery Clift drank during the shooting and his eyes appear glazed during the ferry scene. Hitchcock was a very non-confrontational director and delegated an assistant director and Karl Malden to talk to the actor about it.
In the original play, the priest was hanged. This scene had to be eliminated and replaced with another scene to avoid the wrath of the censor.
Alfred Hitchcock wanted Olivia de Havilland to star, but the role became minimized, so a star of her stature was not required.
The film is based on the 1902 play "Nos deux consciences" by Paul Anthelme, but little is known about any production of the play. Anthelme was a journalist who also wrote under the name Paul Bourde.
Dolly Haas played Alma Keller in this film. Haas was selected to play "Alma" Keller, because of her physical resemblance to Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville.
Alfred Hitchcock offered Cary Grant the lead role, but he turned it down.
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Alfred Hitchcock suggested Laurence Olivier for the lead role, but he was overruled by Warner Bros.
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Alfred Hitchcock considered James Stewart for the lead role.
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Walking through the town, Fr. Logan passes in front of a cinema showing The Enforcer (1951).
In the 1953 French-dubbed version, the Montgomery Clift character is called 'Marcel' instead of 'Michael'.
In Italian, the actors are dubbed by: Giulio Panicali (Montgomery Clift); Dhia Cristiani (Anne Baxter), Giorgio Capecchi (Karl Malden); Emilio Cigoli (Brian Aherne); Nino Pavese (Roger Dann); Sandro Ruffini (Charles Andre); Carlo Romano (Judson Pratt) and Gianfranco Bellini (Gilles Pelletier).

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Alfred Hitchcock:  crossing the top of a staircase during the opening sequence.

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