All three principals were steeped in theater history, courtesy of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Prior to the making of this film, Alfred Drake and Marc Platt were both featured in the original Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!" (1943). Janet Blair would go on to become one of Mary Martin's most noteworthy replacements as Nellie Forbush in the first national tour of "South Pacific" (1949).
Appearing on screen before the Director's title credit, 'produced with the cooperation of the United States Coast Guard by Milton H. Bren.' He served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II.
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