- Marlon Brando signed up for the lead role, but dropped out at the last minute.
- At a cost of five million dollars, the film took two years to research, the designers ultimately cataloging five million items of clothing and properties for the epic.
- The voices of the characters played by Mike Mazurki and 'Leo Gordon' were dubbed by other actors for a more classical - and less American-street - quality.
- Marilyn Monroe lobbied hard to play "Nefer," but Darryl F. Zanuck had earmarked the role for his then-mistress, Bella Darvi.
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