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The working title of this film was A Relative Stranger. Paramount borrowed Gene Tierney from Twentieth Century-Fox for the production. Hollywood Reporter news items add Robert Shaw, William Duray, Frank Meservey, Norma Brown, Dorothy Lynn, Adele Taylor, Jeanne Webb, Tommy Summers and Mary Field to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. The song "The Mating Season" is heard as background music, sung by a choir. For her portrayal of "Ellen McNulty," Thelma Ritter received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.