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Although Lionel Barrymore is listed in the Call Bureau Cast Service as the narrator, the film was actually narrated by Marshall Thompson. According to a February 1948 Los Angeles Times news item, Robert Taylor was originally set to star in the film. A March 1948 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that William Wright was set to direct the picture, and that Van Heflin was being considered for the male lead. The film received a number of awards for exellence by many organizations, including an official citation of merit by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and a special plaque proclaiming Stars in My Crown as the "Best Picture of the Year" by the editor of the Christian Herald magazine.