Vivien Leigh's last film.
Film debut of Gila Golan.
Heinz Ruhmann was not Jewish but he was a very rabid anti-Nazi and anxious to play the part.
Katharine Hepburn was first choice for the aging Southern belle, but because of Spencer Tracy's bad health she opted to continue to care for him, and she was replaced by Vivien Leigh.
Kranmer did not enjoy working with Oskar Werner, who refused to play the bar scene stage left. Kramerhad to have the set rebuilt to accommodate the actor.
The election referred to was the German Federal election of 1933, in which the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP, or the Nazis) received 43.9% of the overall vote, an increase of 10.8% on the previous election.
Vivien Leigh was subject to bouts of depression and alcoholism and was abrasive to fellow actors. After a rocky start with her relationship with Lee Marvin with her complaints about his stale alcohol breath, the two eventually became highly unlikely good friends.
When Lowenthal mentions the funeral of Kaiserin Viktoira, he is referring to the wife of Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm and mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Victoria was a daughter of Queen Victoria of England.