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According to a February 19, 1948 New York Times news item, Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein were scheduled to work on the script of this film. On April 14, 1948, Hollywood Reporter reported that Dennis Morgan had been assigned to star in the film. Lauren Bacall was suspended when she turned down a role in the film, according to a April 19, 1948 Hollywood Reporter news item. The Girl from Jones Beach marked the last film appearance of character actor Henry Travers (1874-1965), best known for his role as the angel "Clarence Oddbody" in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (see below).