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  • 'Hitchcock, Alfred' originally wanted 'Cooper, Gary' and Barbara Stanwyck for the leading roles, with Harry Carey Sr. as the chief villain.
  • The shot of the ship on its side toward the end (when Fry looks out the cab window on his way to the Statue of Liberty) was an actual shot of the Normandie, which had capsized at its pier in New York in what turned out to be an actual act of sabotage. (But it was the Mafia, not the Nazis, that did it - they were hoping to convince the government to pay them to provide protection against Nazi sabotage. The US Navy wanted Hitchcock to delete it from the film, but he refused.)
  • A man visiting the newsstand in front of the drug store where Barry Kane is taken upon arriving in New York City.


  • Holz (2008-11-21)

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    USS Lafayette (AP-53) was the French luxury liner SS Normandie following the latter's seizure in New York by the United States after the Fall of France. Intended for conversion into a high-speed troopship, Lafayette caught fire at New York during the conversion process on the night of 9–10 February 1942 and capsized. She was eventually raised again at great expense and floated to the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard for repair, but the job proved too difficult and she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 11 October 1945, and sold for scrap in 1946 to Lipsett, Inc.

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