An uncredited Busby Berkeley directed the musical sequence where Joan Blondell sings "Daddy"
Prior to production, Bette Davis was front runner for role eventually played by Jane Wyman.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 24, 1952 with Jane Wyman reprising her film role.
Producer Jerry Wald hoped to coax Greta Garbo out of retirement for this role. He was unsuccessful.