- Director Sam Peckinpah insisted on shooting a nude scene for this film featuring one of the female extras. He claimed that this scene would only be included in the European release of the movie. Producer Martin Ransohoff eventually fired Peckinpah after it was discovered that Peckinpah intended using the nude scene in the US print as well.
- The extra who was to appear nude was star-to-be Sharon Tate. She disappeared from the film along with Peckinpah.
- Spencer Tracy was originally cast but in the end declined the role and was replaced by Edward G. Robinson.
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