Trivia: The film won five Academy Awards, and holds the record for the most wins without being nominated for Best Picture.
Harry Pebbel: I've told you a hundred times. I don't want to win awards. Give me pictures that end with a kiss and black ink on the books.
James Lee: My first novel, on which I had labored for seven years, was just out. Surprisingly for a scholarly work on early Virginia, it was doing a brisk nationwide sale - possibly because it was liberally peppered with sex. Because, after all, early Virginia was liberally peppered with sex. Could that have been why Hollywood bought it?
Jonathan: Don't worry. Some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other's guts.