Bing Crosby was considered for a part.
Gene Tierney was to star but dropped out due to her emotional problems.
Joan Fontaine replaced Gene Tierney after Tierney collapsed, but Fontaine had an emotional breakdown as well, after which Jane Wyman signed for the role.
Diane Varsi refused the part of Meg. Diane Baker was assigned as her replacement, but she eventually withdrew from the film.
For a while, Suzy Parker was announced as a cast member.