Kathryn Grayson's final feature film.

Kathryn Grayson and Oreste Kirkop disliked each other intensely. An opera star, Kirkop considered her "merely a singer in movies" and she considered him to be a "pompous oaf". During the filming they spoke to each other only when required by the script.

Walter Hampden, who plays King Louis XI in this film, never saw it. He died more than a year before its release.

Vincent Price did a voiceover for this film but went uncredited.

Mario Lanza was considered for the role played by Oreste Kirkop. (Erskine Johnson, "In Hollywood" syndicated column, Newspaper Enterprise Association, The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Wednesday 17 November 1954, Volume LXI, Number 67, page 12.)