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The working title for this film was Reach for the Stars. Only Anna Maria Alberghetti and Rosemary Clooney are listed in the end credits. The screen credit for Jay Livingston and Ray Evans reads "New songs by." The picture marked popular singer Rosemary Clooney's motion picture debut. Ross Bagdasarian, who portrayed a song promoter in the film, created the popular "Alvin and the Chipmunks" records, as well as co-writing one of Clooney's most popular songs, "Come On-A-My House." According to ParNews, some scenes were filmed on location in New York City, on Broadway, in Greenwich Village and at the Washington Produce Market. Although a Hollywood Reporter news item announced that music conductor Paolo Alberghetti, Anna Maria's father, had been cast in the picture, his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.