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The working titles of this film were A Roomful of Roses and Our Teenage Daughter. The viewed print lacked many critical crew credits, including producer and director, as does the film's cutting continuity contained in the copyright records. Cast credits were on the viewed print, however. According toHollywood Reporter news items, in November 1955, Samuel Engel was announced as the film's producer and Eleanor Griffin the screenwriter. At that time, Jennifer Jones was being sought as the lead. By February 1956, Hollywood Reporter noted that Charles Brackett had taken over the production from Engel, whose schedule prevented him from making the picture. Although Hollywood Reporter news items place Valerie Smith, Kathryn Reed, Leroy Allen and Jim Lampre in the cast, their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. A January 1956 Hollywood Reporter news item states that Virginia Leith was being considered for a top role, but she does not appear in the film.
Betty Lou Keim and Warren Berlinger, who play the parts of "Dodie" and "Dick" in the film, originated those roles in the Broadway production of Edith Sommer's play. Teenage Rebel marked the screen debut of Rusty Swope, the son of producer Herbert Bayard Swope. Teenage Rebel was nominated for the following Academy Awards: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design.