Although Rumer Godden had admired the earlier films made from her novels "Black Narcissus" and "The River", she was dissatisfied with this film, partly because the hotel was a grandiose chateau rather than the small French inn of her book, and partly because her title (retained for Britain) had been changed to "Loss Of Innocence" for the American market, and she found this new title vulgar.

Several years after Kenneth More's death, both Lewis Gilbert and Susannah York said in interviews that More had been miscast in this film and that Dirk Bogarde would have been better in the role.

Kenneth More was asked by Lewis Gilbert to go on a diet before making the film in order that he be more believable as a romantic lead. The actor did so as he badly wanted to be in the movie.

Kenneth More was the second most popular star at the UK Box office in 1961.

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.