Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
When the film was given its first public showing at a sneak preview in Santa Barbara, CA, the audience reaction to the intense film was not good--they laughed. Billy Wilder recalled, "The people laughed from the beginning. They laughed when Birnam's brother ... ...
You better take this along, Don. It's gonna be cold on the farm.
Don Birnam: Okay.
Wick Birnem: How many shirts are you taking?
Don Birnam: Three.
Wick Birnem: I'm taking five.
Don Birnam: Five?
Wick Birnem: Yeah, I told them at the office I might not be back until Tuesday. We'll get there this afternoon. That'll give us ...
In Don's first visit to Nat's Bar the apples at the top of his paper bag change in height from shot to shot.
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