A boys choir was used to provide the singing voices for the schoolgirl chorus that backs Judy on her numbers.

This film's initial television broadcast in Los Angeles took place Thursday 26 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 19 May 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 13 June 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 27 July 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2).

Lana Turner tested for Lynne Carver's role.

Billie Burke and Judy Garland also starred together again the following year - 1939, in The Wizard of Oz.