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(1964)

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Jean Seberg regarded "Lilith" as her favorite film.
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Feature film debut of Rene Auberjonois.
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The film received such a hostile reaction from US critics that an aggrieved Robert Rossen pulled it out of contention at the Venice Film Festival and delayed its release in the UK by two years.
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Robert Rossen was dying when he made this film and many regard it as an act of expiation for his behavior during the McCarthy witch hunts in the 50s when he was a leading friendly witness.
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According to a recent biography Beatty also pursued 'Romy Schneider' and Samantha Eggar for the title role.
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Jessica Walter's movie debut.
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Other actresses considered for the title character included Yvette Mimieux, Sarah Miles, and Diane Cilento (the first choice of J.R. Salamanca, who's novel was the basis for the movie). Natalie Wood was also approached for the role, but was not interested.
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Diane Baker was briefly considered forerunner for title role.
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Chestnut Lodge, whose exterior was used in the film as the psychiatric hospital was destroyed by a fire in June 2009.
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