This was the last film appearance of Deanna Durbin. On August 22, 1948, two months after the picture wrapped, Universal-International announced a lawsuit brought against Miss Durbin for the sum of $87,083 in wages advanced to her. The actress settled the dispute by agreeing to stay on with the studio for an additional three pictures (including a project intended to be shot in Paris). Instead, Universal-International simply permitted Deanna's contract to expire on August 31, 1949. Upon leaving the studio after 13 years and 21 features, Deanna was paid $150,000 for the three abandoned films plus another $50,000 owed her for this movie. Miss Durbin then retired from all of show business. In subsequent years, producer Joe Pasternak, Deanna's early mentor at Universal, could not persuade Miss Durbin to resume her film career at MGM, and she would reject two prime female leads offered by the studio: in the Jack Cummings production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate (1953), and in the Pasternak filming of Sigmund Romberg's The Student Prince (1954).
The standard "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World" (music and lyrics by John Rox), sung by Deanna Durbin, was cut from this film. The footage was restored on the VHS-tape release from Universal Studios. The year after this picture opened, the lilting waltz was revived by two vocalists: Buddy Clark on Columbia Records and Hildegarde on Decca. Later, the ditty was sung by Dean Martin in 3 Ring Circus (1954).
The original story, called "White House Girl," was purchased by Universal from MGM.
This film, along with Deanna Durbin's prior release that year, Up in Central Park (1948), did mediocre business at the box office.
In September 1947, Universal-International announced that Karl Tunberg would produce this film and William A. Seiter would direct. Ultimately, this pair wound up guiding Deanna Durbin not through this movie but another already scheduled: Up in Central Park (1948), which would begin shooting in October 1947.