"Colonel" Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, was so disappointed with the cheesy script that at one point he suggested that a talking camel be written into the movie to let the audience think it was meant as a comedy.

Elvis Presley believed that this film would be more dramatic than his usual films, so he was very disappointed with the script.

Elvis Presley liked the costumes so much that he used those at home too.

Elvis Presley's costume was designed by director Gene Nelson.

After seeing this film, a studio executive quipped: "Elvis' movies don't need titles - they could just be numbered!"

Costumes were from Kismet and Elvis Presley's knife was from Lady of the Tropics.

Opening weekend position in Variety's list was 11th.

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.