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Evelyn Moriarty remembers Marilyn making an anonymous donation of $1,000 to a crew member on set who needed the money to cover funeral expenses for his wife.
When Frankie Vaughan flew from Britain to star in the film, the New Musical Express ran the headline "Frankie Goes To Hollywood". This was the inspiration for the group Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Milton Berle placed ads in Hollywood trade papers seeking a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for playing himself.
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Married co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand embarked on an ill-fated affair (following Monroe's failure to snare Frankie Vaughan) during the shooting of the film.
Arthur Miller revised the script so that more emphasis was given to his wife, Marilyn Monroe. Gregory Peck, originally cast opposite Monroe, left the project, unhappy about the way his role had been diminished. He said the script was "now about as funny as pushing grandma down the stairs in a wheelchair." In addition he did not want to work with Monroe after hearing about her reputation for being late every day. Rock Hudson was considered an ideal replacement based on his ability to play comedy, but Universal would not release him. That pleased Monroe, who wanted Montand for the part.
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Writer Norman Krasna initially viewed the male lead as one the audience would view as a kind of a "shitkicker" - a Gary Cooper or a Jimmy Stewart. Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, James Stewart and Yul Brynner all turned down the male lead. Yves Montand was cast after starring in The Crucible (1957) (US title: The Crucible), based on a play also written by Miller.
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Stephen Boyd was named as one of many potential co-stars before Yves Montand accepted the role.
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Marilyn Monroe disliked the script for this movie; she only signed on to end her contract with 20th Century Fox.
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