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At a time when the average feature cost less than $3 million, HTWWW 5 nearly $15 million budget was big news. It was, in fact, the third largest cost for a film (in adjusted dollars) in MGM history, behind Gone With The Wind and BenHur.

But the MGM motto, "Do it big, do it right and give it class," paid off. The film was also the third biggest grosser in company history, taking in over $45 million in its initial release. The same show would cost over four times as much today.
(Posted by Stephen Strong) (Source: American Cinematographer magazine)
 


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