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On a January 1, 1980 Dick Cavett interview, Anthony Perkins revealed that he had played this role in summer stock in Delaware. He got himself to Hollywood and tried to get a screen test for the role on the basis that he had played it. The studio rejected him, but he used to hang around, and when they needed someone to feed lines to an actress they were testing, they tapped him. George Cukor, who was filming the tests, asked Perkins, who was facing away from the camera, to move to the side, so the camera would have an unimpeded view of the actress being tested. Perkins pretended not to understand and swung his head around so the camera would capture his face full on, and when the producers were watching the tests later, they decided against hiring the actress but gave Perkins the role he had played in stock.
Now. Wasn't that enjoyable?
Ruth Gordon Jones: I wish I was dead.
In a scene late in the film, set in the kitchen, the light fixture over the kitchen table is seen (and heard!) to rise up to allow the camera to pass below it.
Opening credits are shown over the cover of a photo album, and the film begins by showing us various photos from inside the album.