In his autobiography "Where's the Rest of Me?", Ronald Reagan wrote that he attempted to persuade director Peter Godfrey to have the ending rewritten, arguing that audiences wouldn't approve of a romantic pairing between Reagan and the 17-years-younger Shirley Temple. According to Reagan, Godfrey pointed out that his own wife, Renee Hall Godfrey, was 20 years younger than himself, and Reagan decided it would be unwise to press the matter.
Both Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party after their retirement from acting. Reagan served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 while Temple served as the US ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976 and as the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1990 to 1992.
One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
According to an article in the 14 July 1947 edition of The Hollywood Reporter, production on the film was delayed for nearly a month when Ronald Reagan came down with pneumonia.
As of 2018; of all the main cast members, only Conrad Janis who played Dewey, is still alive.
First credited film for Lois Maxwell, best known as "Miss Moneypenny" in James Bond films from 1962 to 1985.
Final film appearance of William B. Davidson, who died in September 1947, less than a month after production was completed; Davidson's last two released films, My Wild Irish Rose and The Judge Steps Out, had been filmed earlier, but were released later.