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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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Fascinating trivia (and any goofs) connected with the film

- The address of FX's house is given as 24 William Pitt Street, W1 - but it doesn't appear to be a real street :(

- In FX's house, when FX leaves for the office, there is a shadow of a microphone visible (thanks Michael)

- The view from the Rynox offices is quite impressive. Nothing immediately recognisable but there's one fairly tall spire and another church with two small spires and a horizontal pattern on the stonework. I did admire the way that when there was a different view in the office from down the length of the boardroom table, they bothered to change the view out of the window so that it showed another angle on the same view.

- FX hooked the gun to the tree branch that he'd pulled into the room before the final shot, the branch sprung back to its normal position flinging the gun into the London night. OK, so the second gun wasn't found in the room - but didn't anyone wonder why a gun suddenly landed in their garden - or through their window? There couldn't have been much of an investigation, no indication of Boswell Marsh climbing out of the window etc. - but the insurers paid out a large amount of money. And even though Tony Benedik paid it back I think it should have still been regarded as fraud. But I suspect Rynox was a bit of a dodgy organisation anyway. The secretary (Sybil Grove) kept a cosh under her desk!

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