Joan Crawford was asked by studio boss Jack L. Warner to play Doris Day's sister in the film. Crawford declined, saying, "Come on, Jack. No one would ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister!".
In it's first release, the attempted rape scene between Hank and Marsha was cut to merely seconds long in order to fit censors. However, when released in later years, it was made longer due to limits of censor boards becoming wider.