The poem that Robert Donat and the others quote is from English poet William Wordsworth: "I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils"
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 16 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 2); it first aired in Philadelphia 10 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 17 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago 28 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 22 April 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Norfolk VA 23 May 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Seattle 2 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), and in Altoona PA 30 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); it was first shown in New York City 18 April 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 10 September 1959 on KGO (Channel 7).
The Ju 88 bomber used for the escape scene at the end is a genuine German aircraft. Originally of 3/KG30, the aircraft landed by mistake at Broadfield Down airfield (Lulsgate Bottom), near Bristol, after a night raid on Birkenhead on 23/24 July 1941. It was taken on charge by the Royal Aircraft Establishment as EE205 and, after tactical trials with the Air Fighting Development Unit, was operated by No. 1426 Flight, who temporarily restored the German markings for this film.