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(1953)

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Due to inadequate filming facilities in Israel, producer Stanley Kramer had to shoot the interiors in Hollywood.He had intended to shoot the entire picture in Israel.
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The film is based on author Michael Blankfort's novel with the same title. Initially, producer Stanley Kramer wanted author Michael Blankfort to direct the film but Blankfort was refused a passport for travel to Israel by the United States State Department because Blankfort had been a Communist many years earlier.Kramer reassigned the film to director Edward Dmytryk who served almost a year in prison in 1948 after being convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to divulge his political affiliations.After his release from prison, Dmytryk moved to England but returned to the U.S. and gave testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and, as a result, was removed from the film industry "blacklist".
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The film marks Italian actress Milly Vitale's American film debut.
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