The French title L'Arme à Gauche ("The Clumsy Weapon") is derived from the French military term for the rifle. The saber (the Arme Blanche or "Pure Weapon") was considered more elegant by officers.

Filmed in autumn and winter 1964.

French visa # 29612 delivered on 18-6-1965.

Italian censorship visa # 46661 delivered on 17-3-1966.