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The working titles of this film were The Secret Bride of Candy Rock and Lou Costello and His 30-Foot Bride. The onscreen credit for the production company reads "A D.R.B. Production. DeWitt-Rabin-Block." Louis DeWitt, Jack Rabin and Irving Block are also credited with the film's special effects, and Rabin and Block are credited with the story idea. Edward Sherman, the film's executive producer, was Lou Costello's manager. Although a December 1958 Hollywood Reporter news item notes that the film was to mark the film debut of Lou's daughter, Carole Costello, her appearance in the released picture has not been confirmed.
The 3-Foot Bride of Candy Rock was the only film in which Costello appeared without his longtime partner, Bud Abbott, and was Costello's last film. Costello died of a heart attack on March 3, 1959, less than three months after production was completed. The film also marked the feature film directorial debut of Sidney Miller, who began his career as a child actor in the 1930s, and had previously worked as a television director.