For the memorable 4th of July picnic flashback, George Cukor relied for inspiration on a production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard".
Florence (Florrie) Keefer:
And I made up a rule. I'm gonna do at least a half hour's thinking every day. All by myself. Just quietly.
Mrs. Derringer: What're you gonna think about?
Florence (Florrie) Keefer: I don't know. Everything.
Early in the movie Holliday's character welcomes her mother at her apartment. When she closes the apartment door an stage hand can be seen helping to close the door from the hallway.
At the film comes to the classical "The End" over the final shot of the two main characters in background, instead of the usual fade-out, Columbia Pictures added the advertisement: "You have just seen our New Personality - ALDO RAY - Please watch for his next picture." In the background, a short sequence of Aldo Ray speaking (no dialogue heard - simply the remaining ending score) in a bedroom setting seen in the movie.