James Dean was originally cast to play Steven Holte.

In the German version of the Film, Richard Widmark's voice is dubbed by then famous actor Heinz Drache.

Marks the return of Lillian Gish to MGM after a 22 year absence from MGM studios.

Robert Taylor, Lana Turner and Grace Kelly were originally announced for roles played by Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall and Gloria Grahame.

The movie Stevie and Sue go to see is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Music from the movie can be heard as they are exiting the theater.