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According to a January 1950 Los Angeles Times item, I Married a Woman was originally bought by Jerry Wald and Norman Krasna to be shot as part of their pact with RKO. In May 1956, Hollywood Reporter reported that RKO would coproduce the film with Gomalco, Inc., the production company of George Gobel and his partner, David P. O'Malley. Although the movie was shot in 1956, it was released in 1958 as part of the package of completed films that RKO sold to Universal-International, when that studio took over the U.S. and Canadian distribution and sales of all RKO films.
Although the film was photographed in black-and-white, the fictional John Wayne movie (entitled Forever and Forever and Forever) that "Janice" and "Mickey" watch is in color, as is Mickey at the end of the film when Janice adores him. Throughout I Married a Woman, Gobel, as Mickey, delivers a voice-over narration about Janice and her romantic notions of marriage. In the final scene, after Mickey says "Women-aren't they...," a written title appears, reading "The End!" The film marked the final starring film role for Gobel and the feature directorial debut of Hal Kanter, producer and head writer of Gobel's television series, The George Gobel Show, which ran on the NBC network from October 2, 1954 -March 1959 and on CBS from October 1959-June 1960.