First shown in the United States on NBC, November 6, 1955, but with twenty minutes cut so that the movie could be shown with commercials in a one hour and thirty-minute time slot. This was the first time that a feature-length movie premiered in the United States before reaching the theaters. It was also the first time a feature film was broadcast in color, but, since few viewers had color receivers at this time, most people saw it in black-and-white.