News items and studio publicity reported that the opening title cards of the Erie Canal during different seasons was painted by noted artist Albert J. Kramer, and that the double wedding ceremony at the end was styled by art director Addison Hehr to resemble Grant Woods' painting of "Farm House."
Twentieth Century-Fox first began thinking of remaking this movie since the mid 1940s with Jeanne Crain and Lon McCallister but plans were ultimately shelved. It wasn't until 1951 that Fox decided to redo the movie as musical. Mitzi Gaynor and Victor Mature were some of the original casting suggestions for the musical revamp.
Of Betty Grable's 29 feature-film appearances from 1940 through 1955, only this movie did not play at the Roxy Theatre in New York City. Instead, this picture opened at the Globe Theatre on June 12, 1953. Note: Miss Grable's How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) had its Manhattan premiere simultaneously at the Roxy and the Globe on November 12, 1953.