PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director George Roy Hill re-shot the first week's worth of footage. According to screenwriter David S. Ward, production got off to a rather shaky start and he said the only time he felt any doubt about the film's potential was when shooting began. He said that Hill "didn't ... ...
I gave him the breakout just like you said.
Henry Gondorff: And?
Johnny Hooker: 'S good. He threatened to kill me.
Henry Gondorff: Hell, kid, they don't do that, you know you're not getting to 'em.
The scene transition shown when the card games on the train take place shows a Pennsylvania Railroad Q1 Class streamlined locomotive. The movie action is supposed to take place in 1936. The Q1 class locomotives weren't introduced until 1943.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.
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