In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that when she read this script, she remarked to her manager/husband Martin Melcher: "Thank God we don't have to do movies like that anymore!" His response: "We've already made the deal - there's no sense getting all steamed up about it!" Melcher had power of attorney for Day and signed her up for this film without her knowledge or consent.
Doris Day was needed for the closeups when Patricia is hanging underneath Irene Tsu's balcony. Day remarked that she got splinters in her hands because of this, and that night after shooting she couldn't even change the channel on her TV set.
Informed in 2011 by a film historian that this film had found new favor among film school students admiring the picture's eclectic mix of satire, slapstick and action, Doris Day admitted she hadn't watched the movie in decades and may have to give it a second look.
In its review of this film, The New York Times remarked: "She appears to have reached that stage where massive wigs and nutty clothes and acrobatics cannot conceal the fact that she is no longer a boy."