This film did poorly at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $322,000 ($3.67M in 2021) according to studio records.
In response from preview audiences, MGM ordered three days of additional filming to bolster the love relationship between Elizabeth and Rigby.
MGM paid author Frederick Nebel $10,000 (over $110,000 in 2021) for the rights to his story that appeared in the September 1947 edition of Heart's International Cosmopolitan magazine.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30-minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 10, 1949 with Ava Gardner reprising her film role.
This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 10 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Seattle Monday 26 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5), by Hartford CT Thursday 13 December 1956 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Salem OR Wednesday 2 January 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by New York City Monday 7 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Chicago Tuesday 8 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Altoona PA Sunday 10 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Los Angeles Friday 22 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 1 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7).