was star/producer Humphrey Bogart
's first choice to direct. However, Huston had some scheduling conflicts - he was due to make a movie with Katharine Hepburn
(which was never made, as Hepburn graciously stepped aside to help out Huston), not to mention that he had to finish his then-current project Moulin Rouge
(1952). Nicholas Ray
, who Bogart had worked with twice before, was considered to direct in case Huston could not finish in time. See more
When Ahmed, the Arab Inquisitor first appears on screen, he is wearing a woman's mock turtleneck blouse with a mesh applique, outlined with satin ribbon and a bow. See more
I give you my word, I feel to you like an older brother. Oh, it's not so much a difference of age. It's probably, yes, the reason is, because I come from a culture which is so much older than yours. In my country, a child of 6 years old is older in his heart than you'll be at, at 60.
It smokes, it drinks, it philosophizes... at this rate I'll be 60 before you get to the point.