Bette Davis begged the studio to use 'Virginia Mayo' instead, saying, "She's good at those sorts of roles."
Bette Davis was so unhappy over being cast in this film that she threatened Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner that she would walk off the production with the picture only half finished. Warner was forced to cancel her contract and Davis completed the film, ending 18 years with the studio.
In some parts of the US the scene in which Rosa induces a miscarriage by jumping from an embankment were cut.
The movie's line "What a dump." was voted as the #62 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.