PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Orson Welles encouraged Dennis Weaver to improvise his role as the strange hotel manager, and together they created a unique character that ran counter to Weaver's role on Gunsmoke (1955). Welles later described the part as a "Shakespearean loony." According to Weaver in Barbara Leaming's bio of Welles,... ...
Uh, you folks American citizens?
When Pete Menzies beckons Hank Quinlan to come out of Tana's place, Quinlan's tie is outside of his shirt collar and around his neck. When Quinlan and Menzies are walking the tie is threaded through his collar and not on his bare neck.
In the 111-minute restored version, there are no credits at all until the end of the film.
$70,725 (USA) (13 September 1998)
$2,237,659 (USA) (3 January 1999)
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