Director Mauro Bolognini, in an interview with French journalist Jean Gilli, from 1977, states that in the early years of his partnership with Pier Paolo Pasolini, he faced a certain hostility on the part of producers and fellow directors. Take the opening night of "Giovani Mariti" as an example, at the end of which no applause was heard and everyone avoided talking to him. Only Federico Fellini asked him "But why do you do these things?". Gradually, he realized that what bothered everyone was the dialogues written by Pasolini. It was then that he decided to continue the partnership.
When Ettore introduces himself to Mara's grandmother, alongside the swimming pool, he says: "Sono il figlio del generale Barbieri." ("I am the general Barbieri's son."), i.e. his name is "Ettore Barbieri". But at the marriage ceremony the priest addresses him as "Ettore Graziani".