There were said to be only five 35mm prints of the film, all blown-up from 16mm, which journeyed around Australia for screenings. This helps explain the slight 'soft-focus' feel and general scratchy quality of surviving prints.
A kiss between Don Finlayson and Simon Carr was seemingly excised from all of the currently-existing film-prints at some point after the film hit cinemas; consequently the sequence is no longer known to exist.
It is claimed that the film was shot (mainly on the TV show's existing sets) on a mere $100,000 budget in eleven days before the crew broke for their regular Christmas holiday in 1973; the cast would receive only an extra week's salary ($400 apiece). Because of this quick turnaround David Sale remembers Lynn Rainbow shooting the entirety of her scenes as Sonia Hunter over the course of one day.
"Bloody hell, it's Abigail!" exclaims Alf Sutcliffe when Norma Whittaker arrives at the Evans' ruby wedding costume party. When the film went before the cameras at the close of 1973, Abigail had recently - and publicly - left the show's cast, resulting in the hurried recasting of her character Bev Houghton.
When the TV series Number 96 (1972) switched to color, the studio-shot end credit sequence using a black and white still photograph was replaced by the color filmed credit sequence of the building that had been shot on location for this feature film spin-off movie.
This movie was able to cross-over censorship limitations and show more risqué and bawdy material than one was able to on Australian television despite the fact that the TV series Number 96 (1972) was risqué and controversial enough anyway.
This picture was one of a number of Australian movies made during the early to mid 1970s that were a spin-off from an Australian TV series. The movies include: The Intruders (1970), Country Town (1971), The Box (1975) and Number 96 (1974).
The address of the real life building which still stands today that was used as an exterior for the block of apartments in this movie and the TV series Number 96 (1972) is 83 Moncur Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
In June 1974, just after the time this movie was first released in May 1974 (and as it was road-showed, was still playing), actress Rebecca Gilling was also being seen on Australian screens in Stone (1974).