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Fourth of seven films that Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster made together.
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According to some reports, Frank Sinatra's heavily disguised cameo appearance in film was actually the work of facially similar actor Dave Willock; Sinatra only appeared at end of the film in unmasking sequence where he peeled off makeup.
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Actor Jan Merlin reportedly played several of the alleged star cameos in the movie (including Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum); according to Merlin, the big-name actors never appeared in the film proper and only shot close-ups for an epilogue peeling off their heavy make-up. Merlin used his experiences as the basis of a thinly-veiled novel about the filming of the movie titled 'Shooting Montezuma'.
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Elizabeth Taylor was also offered a disguised cameo (as a grizzled sailor named Chesty) but declined the role after she realized how intense and painful the makeup would be.
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Was partially filmed on John Huston's own estate in Ireland.
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Final film of Clive Brook.
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John Huston, who was an avid rider and hunter, appeared in a cameo role as Lord Ashton in a short dialogue scene in the last hunt.
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When Jacques Roux has his back to the camera and accepts a drink from George C. Scott, the thank you is dubbed by another actor.
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The recurring musical motif for Kirk Douglas's character was essentially re-used several years later ( with only minor variation ) in two episodes of Hawaii 5-0 featuring Hume Cronyn as a thief who relies on a variety of elaborate disguises.
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