According to Charlton Heston
's published diaries, "Charlton Heston: The Actor's Life; Journals 1956-1976" he wanted Julie Christie
to be his co-star, but she was vetoed by the studio. See more
The action supposedly takes place in Normandy, in land belonging to the Duke of Ghent. However, Normandy was entirely under the rule of its own Duke; Ghent was a separate territory under the Count of Flanders. See more
Well, now, fertility. Some say it's pagan. But who's not pagan in some matters?
True, true! I love the speech of scholars.
These young folks here think of nothing but frolic. "Desist!" I tell them, but they will go a-wantoning. So, lest the Devil take them, I preach them a text from holy writ. "Increase and multiply," I say. "Replenish the earth." And oh! how they obey me.