Best movie trivia of 1941

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Trivia: The shot of the loud, squawking bird was purposely placed by Orson Welles to make sure the audience was still awake.

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Trivia: In Curt Siodmak's original script for the film, whether or not Lawrence Talbot really underwent a physical transformation to a werewolf or if the transformation simply occurred in his mind was left ambiguous. The Wolf Man was never to appear onscreen.

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Trivia: Herbert Marshall, who played Bette Davis' husband, Horace Giddens, lost a leg in WWI and wore a prosthetic limb. When he is desperately attempting to get upstairs to get his heart medication (otherwise he will die), he briefly goes off camera and is replaced by a stunt double who attempts to crawl up the staircase.

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Trivia: This film beat the soon-to-be classic "Citizen Kane" by winning the Oscar for "Best Picture" at the 1942 Academy Awards.

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Trivia: When Timothy Mouse falls into a bucket of champagne, he emerges drunk and hiccups pink bubbles, which form a "Hidden Mickey."

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Trivia: Joan Fontaine won a Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Lina McLaidlaw Asygarth in this film. This is the only Oscar-winning performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Trivia: The names in the opening credits are written in "Elmer Fudd-ese"'; that is, written the way Elmer would say them.

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Trivia: When Donald ends up with batter all over his body at the end of the short, he is suspended from the ceiling like a marionette. The music you hear in the background is "I've Got No Strings" from "Pinocchio", which was released a year earlier.

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