Joanne Woodward and Sandra Dee were scheduled to star in this film, but when Woodward became pregnant, production was postponed and then recast.

Adapted from a Broadway play by Enid Bagnold that opened Oct. 26, 1955 at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, ran for 182 performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. The original cast included Gladys Cooper, Siobhan McKenna and 'Betsy Von Furstenberg'.

For Spanish-speaking audiences, the film's title was changed to "Corazones Heridos" (translation: "Hurt Hearts")

Gladys Cooper originally named to play part that went to Edith Evans.

In an early-'60s interview, producer Ross Hunter deemed the original English setting "dreary" and announced he was resetting the film in scenic Carmel, California, but obviously had second thoughts.