Factual error: Ed Crane is executed by electrocution at the end of the film. However, in 1949, when the film is set, the gas chamber was used as the sole method of execution. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California has never used the electric chair as a means of capital punishment.
Factual error: At the beginning of the film, Ed Crane, in a voiceover, states that the barber shop is only 200 square feet. The portion of the barber shop that is shown on camera is clearly several times that large.
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