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Some contemporary sources listed the film's title as $ (Dollars), while others listed it Dollars, and the British release title was The Heist. In the opening credits, the film's title is only conveyed by a huge $ that is being swung into place by an industrial crane over a large building. Richard Brooks's onscreen credit reads: "Written and directed by." At the bottom of the cast list in the end credits a statement reads "Hamburg press, television and radio reporters played by themselves."
As noted in the opening credits, the film was shot on location in Hamburg, Germany, at the Bendestorf Studios in Hamburg and in Scandanavia. An onscreen statement also acknowledges the assistance of the Hamburg Art Museum. According to contemporary news items, the frozen lake sequence and other snow scenes were shot in Norway, and portions of the end of the film were shot in Munich. Famous Hamburg locations that were used in the film included Reeperbahn, which is the Red Light district, the Kunsthalle Art Museum and the Salambo Cabaret nightclub.
The sequence in which Goldie Hawn is seen driving a convertible was shot along Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California. The final hotel sequence was shot at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. News items noted that star Warren Beatty was injured while filming the train sequence, forcing him off the production for at least two days.