The original ending for the film had Van Johnson hearing over his radio that the ship on which his lady-love, June Allyson, was serving had been sunk. Johnson then died and the picture ended. The New York Times reported on November 17, 1946 that 40 percent of the audience opinion cards handed out at a preview of the film in Los Angeles demanded that Johnson's character live. MGM spent $50,000 to shoot scenes for a new ending, which also had Allyson's character surviving as well.
This film received its USA television premiere on Friday 26 October 1956 on KTTV (Los Angeles); its New York City television premiere took place on 29 December 1956 on WCBS, and in San Francisco on 2 February 1958 on KGO-TV.