Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Dashiell Hammett, and was actually keen to take it. Fred Zinnemann later retracted the offer, however, when he felt put off by the amount of time it was taking Nicholson to read the script - just under a week.
You still look like nobody else. - - Why do you have crutches?
Julia: I've got a false leg. No tears, Lilly.
Lillian: I'm sorry.
Julia: It's done. It's what it is.
Julia: You know when. You were there. In Vienna. No tears. There's no time.
During a sailing shot, as the boat containing Julia and Lilian tracks away from the camera, the gunnel of the boat containing the camera crew is clearly visible for an instant in the lower left of the frame.
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