Doris Day did not want to do this film. The character of Lyle Benton was painfully reminiscent of her first two husbands, 'Al Jorden' and George Weidler.
Doris Day has written that her close friendship with co-star 'Louis Jourdan (I)' angered her jealous producer husband Martin Melcher, mirroring the character-relationships in the film.
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.
While in pre-production for this film, Doris Day was being driven to a local airport to learn some airplane cockpit tips when the car she was riding in was slammed into by a teenage hot-rodder. Despite the potential seriousness of the situation, nobody was hurt and Doris writes that she remained remarkably unfazed by the accident.
While making this film on location, Doris Day repeatedly complained to her husband Martin Melcher, whose first film as a producer this was, that she felt ill and needed a rest. He insisted that she adhere to her Christian Science beliefs - and the film's shooting schedule - and "have faith" that whatever was ailing her would pass. Once shooting was completed, Day consulted her doctor in Beverly Hills, and discovered a large ovarian tumor, which required her to have a hysterectomy.
While on location for this film, Doris Day fell in love with the region. She retired there in the late 1970s, and has lived there ever since.