The original production plans were delayed in favor of another of Bud Abbott's and Lou Costello's service comedies, Keep 'Em Flying, which were proving to be huge box office hits for Universal.

This was the film debut of Ella Fitzgerald.

This was the last Bud Abbott's and Lou Costello's film to be directed by Arthur Lubin. Like their previous collaborations, this became one of the biggest hits of the year.

To add a touch of authenticity, the film was shot on location at two dude ranches, the B-Bar A and the Rancho Chihuahua.