William Templeton, one of the scriptwriters of this film, had also adapted George Orwell's novel for American TV in 1953. However, it was generally thought that it was the sensational success of the other television version - broadcast by the BBC in Britain in 1954 - that had led this project to be given the go-ahead. This movie version was generally held to be a feeble imitation, and the changed ending was much attacked.
Walter Gotell, who played the guard (uncredited), also played a different sort of guard in The Guns of Navarone. He played Oberleutnant Meusel, the German who was temporarily in charge of the captured Navarone team (until the SS arrived).
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
For Spectre (2015): With "surveillance" acting as a major theme in Spectre (2015), the picture is kind of a "Big Brother" Bond movie, with the the British Government's fictional Nine Eyes intelligence-gathering alliance (based on the real life Five Eyes), SPECTRE's "Global Surveillance Initiative" world-domination scheme; MI6 watching and recording (including a telephone conversation between James Bond and Eve Moneypenny) MI6 agents; SPECTRE watching and recording SPECTRE agents (including video recording James Bond's meeting with Mr. White the latter of whom comments that SPECTRE is everywhere); not surprisingly, a reference is made at one point in the film's dialogue to George Orwell. Orwell wrote "1984" (aka Nineteen Eighty-Four) (1949) which has been filmed twice [See: 1984 (1956) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)] but the title of the work is not actually specifically mentioned in Spectre (2015).