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Hollywood Reporter news items yield the following information about this production: In December 1955, Buddy Adler was announced as producer and Robert Wagner was considered for a leading role. A March 1956 item notes that Hope Lange was to appear in the picture. In January 1957, Ed Byrnes tested for one of the leads, but was not cast. Although a September 1956 item states that Bernardine was to mark Judy Busch's screen debut, her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. According to a March 26, 1957 Hollywood Reporter item, the song "Love Letters in the Sand" was added to the film at the end of production. Bernardine marked the screen debuts of Pat Boone and Ronnie Burns, the son of George Burns and Gracie Allen. It also marked Janet Gaynor's return to the screen after an almost ten-year absence.