Best movie trivia of 1963

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Trivia: Phil Silvers almost drowned whilst filming the scene when he drives his car into the river because he couldn't swim.

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Trivia: The Australian Shore Patrol Officer who breaks up the final fight is John Wayne's real-life son, Patrick.

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Trivia: While Steve McQueen performed most of his own stunts, the only stunt he didn't perform was the 60 foot jump over the Austrian-Swiss border fence. The jump was performed by stuntman Bud Ekins, who later doubled for McQueen in "Bullitt."

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Trivia: When Bay is about to kill the man that was hanging on the movie banner, look carefully at the names on the banner. The names are Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, the producers of the Bond movies.

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Trivia: The attempt to make the locations look wild and uninhabited were obviously not altogether successful. Near the beginning of the movie, some boys are sitting in a sandy clearing in public-school blazers. On the right of the screen you can clearly see a tent peg with ANTONY M written on it. Also, as one of Jack's choirboy-hunters thrashes through the undergrowth, look closely and you can see that he accidentally impales an old beer can.

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Trivia: In the two scenes where the wolf faces the tumbling rock Wart kicked loose (when he and Merlin depart for the castle), and where he is gnawed on by the squirrel girl, he bears exactly the same expression.

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Trivia: While the principal of the school is going through the list of everyone performing at the prom, he mentions a comedy duo, and says "Oh, I thought they split up." A wry reference to the earlier break up of Martin & Lewis.

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Trivia: The chapel that was built for the movie had to be torn down immediately after filming, as it was on rented property.

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Trivia: In the scene where the whole gang go waltzing on their big night out, you can see Don accidently drop Barbara when he attempts to flip her over on the dance floor.

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Trivia: Inspector Clouseau was originally written as a supporting character to Sir Charles Lytton. However, Clouseau became so popular, he became the focal point for all of the subsequent "Panther" films.

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Trivia: This was 20 year old singer Bobby Rydell's movie debut. He admitted later that the film turned him off from working in films, and he did not like working with Ann-Margret at all. He would not do another film until 1975.

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Trivia: The original title of this movie was going to be "Carry On Up The Armada", but unfortunately it didn't find favour with the British Board of Film Censors.

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Trivia: The film was to have run six hours with two intermissions, but it was cut down to four with one.

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Trivia: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell is writing a book about the sex habits of teenagers. His secretary tells him, "Hang on to the movie rights. American-International will snap it up in a minute." American-International is the real-life Los Angeles studio which produced several teen-oriented films, including "Reform School Girl," "Hot Rod gang," "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" - and "Beach Party."

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Trivia: The Chinese extras cast in this film were almost all Spanish residents, especially in Madrid. This was done to such an extreme extent that some Chinese restaurants and other Chinese-Spanish-owned businesses in the Madrid area especially were forced to close for a few days due to lack of personnel.

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