Ed Wynn basically recreated his popular radio character "The Fire Chief" in this movie. The original opening of the movie had Wynn describing a three-act opera on his radio show, but that sequence was cut from the final release print. But the ending, in which he describes on his radio show the fate of the characters in the opera, is in the movie.

This film's first telecast took place in Chicago Wednesday 19 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Portland OR 6 November 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Baltimore 23 December 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Hartford CT 17 May 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New York City 7 July 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 17 July 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Tampa 14 August 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Kalamazoo 8 October 1958 on WKZO (Channel 3), in New Haven 4 November 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Miami 17 December 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Cleveland 31 December 1958 on KYW (Channel 3), and in Indianapolis 23 August 1959 on WLW-I (Channel 13); it finally found its way to Des Moines 22 February 1961 on WHO (Channel 13) and to San Francisco 16 August 1961 on KGO (Channel 7).