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Bruce Lee actually struck Jackie Chan in the face with one of his fighting sticks. He immediately apologized and insisted that Chan could work on all of his movies after that. Unfortunately, Lee died before he could keep his promise.
After Bruce Lee cut his hand on the bottles due to a miscue by Bob Wall, he hit Wall with a "real" flying kick in a subsequent scene. Even though Wall knew it was coming, he was knocked into the man behind him so hard both of his arms were broken.
Production was halted briefly when a young woman's body was found near the set.
The movie was filmed without sound. All of the dialogue and effects were dubbed in during post-production.
Bruce Lee defeats 50 opponents in a cave fight scene.
One of two English-language movies in which Bruce Lee speaks with his natural voice. The other is Marlowe (1969).
Final film of Bruce Lee (several of his films were released after his death).
Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong three weeks before the film's premiere in 1973. The movie Game of Death (1978), which was completed after Lee's death, includes footage from his funeral.
Over 8,000 mirrors were used to set up the "Hall of Mirrors" where the climactic duel takes place.
Bruce Lee suffered some on-set injuries. His hand was severely cut while shooting O'Hara's death scene, when Bob Wall mistimed his thrust of the broken bottle towards Lee (fake glass was not available). When Lee held the poisonous snake that guarded the secret entrance to Han's drug lab, the snake bit him. Fortunately, the snake's venom gland had been removed.
Warner Brothers wanted to call the film "Han's Island" because it thought international audiences would be confused by an action film titled "Enter the Dragon". Other alternate titles were "Blood and Steel" this was a first draft script title and "The Deadly Three", a reference to Bruce Lee's, John Saxon's and Jim Kelly's characters.
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The opening fight sequence between Bruce Lee and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung was shot after filming, and completed at Lee's request.
The courtyards where Han's martial arts students train were actually modified tennis courts.
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Robert Clouse was chosen to be the director after Bruce Lee watched a choreographed fight scene turn into a real fight on screen in Darker Than Amber (1970) between Rod Taylor and William Smith.
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The opening credits appear 8 minutes and 30 seconds into the film.
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Black Samson (1974) co-stars Rockne Tarkington and William Smith were the original actors intended to play the characters of Williams and Roper.
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The scene where Han takes Roper down to his underground opium factory via his "guillotine lift" was the last scene John Saxon shot.
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Rod Taylor was originally considered for the role of Roper but he was thought to be too tall compared to Bruce Lee, with whom he would have been sharing many action scenes.
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Cameo 

Jackie Chan:  Appears three times in the film. He is one of Su Lin's attackers (she knees him in the groin), and twice later, towards the end of the film in the big cave fight scene. Lee grabs his hair for a while before breaking his neck; he is also one of the stuntmen that Lee hits when he wields two sticks (according to Chan himself).
Sammo Kam-Bo HungBruce Lee's sparring partner during the fight before the opening credits.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Originally, Han was going to kill Roper, and Williams and Lee would fight Han's army at the end. Roper's and Williams' roles were reversed by John Saxon's agent.
Kien Shih did not speak English, and mouthed his lines as best he could. Chinese-American actor Keye Luke overdubbed his dialogue. Luke also narrated an earlier scene depicting the death of Bruce Lee's sister.
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