The film was initially refused a cinema certificate in the UK by the BBFC; the ban was lifted in 1967, when the film got mostly unfavorable reviews. It was scarcely shown anywhere in the UK outside of London and has never been revived in Britain or shown on British television.
According to a July 10, 1962 letter Joan Crawford was set to play the lead in this film. Crawford says: "I've finished The Caretakers (1963) now, and am deep in rehearsals with Bette Davis on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). We will start shooting the picture on the 23rd, for four weeks. Then I hope to fly to New York with the twins to put them in school, and will return to Los Angeles to make 'Lady in a Cage'."