- It was James Cagney who suggested to producer Joe Pasternak to cast 'Day, Doris' in the role of Ruth Etting. They had worked together previously in West Point Story, The (1950).
- According to an interview with Ruth Etting, she never actually worked as a dance hall hostess. This was dramatic fiction, to underscore the song "Ten Cents a Dance".
- This was the only time, after becoming a star in the 1930s, that James Cagney ever accepted second billing for a major role. He thought that Doris Day's character was more central to the film's plot, and so ceded top billing to her.
- The character James Cagney played, Martin Snyder also known as the Gimp was portrayed in the film as a small time hood. Ironically he ended up working in the license department in Chicago's City Hall.
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