- the man who Dobbs begs money from three times early in the film.
- This is the cinematic origin of the "stinkin' badges" line, used in many other movies, including Blazing Saddles (1974) (the line actually comes from the book that the movie was based on). The actual dialogue is: "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any steenkin' badges!".
- The reclusive novelist B. Traven was asked if he would like to visit the set during location shooting. Traven demurred, and said he would be sending an associate instead. The associate was actually Traven himself, using a pseudonym.
- Walter Huston, father of director 'Huston, John' , won the Academy Award for best supporting actor. John Huston won for best direction. This was the first father/son win.
- To lend authenticity to his role, Walter Huston was persuaded by his son 'John Huston' to perform without his false teeth.
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