- Was filmed in 1968, but vaulted for 2 years by its distributor, Warner Bros
- Director Donald Cammell arranged for James Fox to spend time with real East London gangsters to help prepare his character.
- Most of the audience walked out of the first preview screening. The release was delayed for two years while it was re-edited three times. Editor Frank Mazzola used montage of images and time jumps which later became his trademark style.
- Turner's address in the film is 81 Powis Square. Exterior shots were actually filmed at number 25 Powis Square, whilst interior shooting was done at 15 Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge. The neighbours of the latter address were paid to go on holiday for the duration of the shoot, during which time the cast lived in the house.
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