- Elvis Presley got a 60-day extension from his draft board to finish filming this movie before he was inducted into the U.S. Army.
- 'James Dean' was at one point in the running for the role that, several years later, would be played by Elvis.
- Originally titled A Stone for Danny Fisher, Elvis recorded a song called "Danny" which was scrapped when the title was changed. Elvis' recording wouldn't be released for 20 years.
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