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The film's working title was Feature for June. A November 29, 1947 Los Angeles Times news item notes that Paramount had also considered producing a film based on Eileen Tighe and Graeme Lorimer's play. Tighe was the editor of House and Garden magazine. According to a December 10, 1954 Hollywood Reporter news item, Tighe planned to make the play, which was never produced, into a musical with music and lyrics by Richard Kayne. This film marked Debbie Reynold's film debut. June Bride was released during the 1948 presidential elections, and according to modern sources, one line, delivered by Mary Wickes, was shot once as "How can I convert this McKinley stinker into a Dewey modern?" and a second time with "Truman" substituted for Dewey. The "Dewey" line was in the released version and when Harry S. Truman was unexpectedly elected president rather than Thomas E. Dewey, a revised reel was rushed to theaters. Bette Davis reprised her role in a August 29, 1949 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast, co-starring James Stewart. Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray starred in a second Lux radio adaptation on December 28, 1953, and Marguerite Chapman and Jerome Thor starred in a Lux Video Theatre telecast of the story on August 25, 1955.