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Although some sources list the character played by Roscoe Ates as "Keeler," in the film he is called "Falkenburg." According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, The Big Caper marked the first time that Ates, who had appeared in dozens of films, did not use his signature onscreen stammer. A Hollywood Reporter news item of September 6, 1956 reported that Corey Allen replaced the injured Vic Morrow in the role of "Roy."