This film was first telecast in both Philadelphia and Chicago Wednesday 30 January 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Altoona PA 5 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Los Angeles 14 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Seattle 17 February 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Binghamton NY 21 February 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), by Minneapolis Monday 25 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Portland OR 10 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8) and by Amarillo 8 May 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19); its initial airing in San Francisco occurred 14 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Its first documented telecast in New York City took place 26 October 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2).

A plagiarism suit was filed by Robert Brister and Harry T. Bliven against the use of the title, but it was dismissed by the court.

Final film for Herbert Mundin. He was killed in a car crash two weeks before this film was released.

The film was mildly successful at the box office, earning MGM a profit of $64,000 ($1.15M in 2018).

The $100,000 retainer Tony offers Chris would equate to over $1.8M in 2018.

Anthony Warde is in studio records for acting in this movie, but he was not seen in the viewed print.

According to a contemporary article in The Hollywood Reporter Melvyn Douglas was slated for the lead that went to Walter Pidgeon.