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The working title of this film was King of Hearts. According to New York Times, Twentieth Century-Fox attempted to buy the film rights to the Jean Kerr-Eleanor Brooke play in August 1954, intending it as a vehicle for contract player Clifton Webb. Actor David Lewis reprised the role of "Joe Wickes" in That Certain Feeling, having played it in the Broadway production. P and F Productions was owned by the film's writing-producing-directing team of Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. "Dunreath" was actress Eve Marie Saint's first film role after winning an Academy Award for her 1954 performance in On the Waterfront (see entry above). Hollywood Reporter news items include Paul Duval, Philo McCullough and Stuart Holmes in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. According to Daily Variety review, Kelly Hope and three other Hope children appear in the picture.
The television show depicted in That Certain Feeling was a recreation of the popular Person to Person interview program, hosted on the CBS network by noted journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1953 to 1959. Sixteen years after working together in That Certain Feeling, Hope and Saint reteamed, this time playing a husband-and-wife television talk show duo in the 1972 Warner Bros. release Cancel My Reservation. That Certain Feeling ended a seventeen-year, forty film exclusivity arrangement between Hope and Paramount.