PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical
The shoot attracted local vagrants and hippies, who stole food and supplies from the set. Logan cast them as extras, though they refused his instructions to cut their hair or wear period clothing. Eventually the extras organized a makeshift union, demanding twenty-five dollar a day payments and commissary bags full of food for fellow hippies. Director Joshua Logan, aggravated by an overlong shoot and lacking replacements, gave in to their demands.
You say something nice to her for me, Par... What the hell is your name anyway?
Partner: It's Sylvester Newel. Yeah, just one 'l'.
Ben Rumson: Sylvester Newel. Well, that's a good name for a farmer.
When the town is falling apart, you can see the strap holding Horton and the prostitute he's with to the bed as they fall to the ground.
After the end credits and the Paramount logo, the screen goes black and a closing medley of the songs is heard for several minutes.
On its release to what were then called "neighborhood theatres" (i.e. theatres which showed films that had ended their first runs downtown), the film's running time was shortened by having three songs eliminated, "I Still See Elisa", "The First Thing You Know", and "Gold Fever". This left both Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood with only one solo song each. The film was restored to its original length for its first television showing, and has remained that way ever since.