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The Trial

The Trial(1963)

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  • Orson Welles changed the ending (in the novel the lying K is killed with the knife) because he did not want to show that a Jew is killed like this after the holocaust.
  • Welles originally wanted Jackie Gleason to play the advocate. Welles was going to play the priest, which would have made the fable in the beginning be further justified.
  • Orson Welles called "The Trial" his best film.
  • Welles reportedly dubbed a few lines of Anthony Perkins' dialogue. Perkins later said he could never figure out which lines they were.
  • The scene of K's office was filmed in the Paris train station, Gare d'Orsay, shortly after it was closed and before it became an art museum.
  • It has been reported that Welles dubbed eleven voices in the movie.

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