Although uncredited, his was Robert Redford's feature film debut.

This was Jane Fonda's film debut, for which she received star billing.

In Miss Representation (2011), Jane Fonda states that director Joshua Logan asked her to wear falsies and to have her back teeth pulled out for this film.

Marc Connelly was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama for "Tall Story" as Professor Charles Osman.

Although uncredited, this was Van Williams's feature film debut.

The original stage production of "Tall Story" by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theater, In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA on January 29, 1959 and ran for 108 performances.

Warren Beatty was considered for the role of Ray Blent, but Warner Bros. wanted a "name" to co-star with Fonda and wasn't willing to risk the project on the shoulders of two unknowns.

Prior to release the title was briefly changed to "The Way The Ball Bounces" before reverting back to "Tall Story", the name of the play on which it was based.

The first of five films (not counting documentaries) in which Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were cast together as actors, although in this film, differently from the other four films, Redford was uncredited and Fonda received star billing.