The Rita Hayworth movie the prisoners are watching is Gilda (1946).
Warden Norton whistles Martin Luther's signature hymn "Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott", or "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".
The prisoners are drinking Stroh's beer on the roof.
In Mexico, the title for the movie is "Sueños de Fuga", which means "Dreams of Escape".
The Romanian title for the movie is "Închisoarea îngerilor", which means "Angels' Prison".
When Andy first gets reassigned to the prison library, the first officer who comes to him for investment help approaches him by saying, "I'm Dekins." Roger Deakins was the cinematographer for the movie. While this is the case, Frank Darabont wrote the character Dekins into the original script before he hired his crew, as the same character was in the novella, and the different way of spelling confirms this.
Stephen King optioned "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption" to Frank Darabont for $1000. |