- Elizabeth Hartman wore a pair of opaque contact lenses that not only made her appear blind, but genuinely deprived her of her sight.
- Contains the first black man-white woman lip to lip kiss on screen.
- Patty Duke was offered the lead part of Selina D'Arcy. Patty Duke managers, John and Ethel Ross, did not want her to take the part because they felt that playing a blind person so close to the time she portrayed Helen Keller would stereotype her for future roles.
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