"There is nothing about "The Perfect Furlough" to warrant superlatives, but there's plenty to keep you giggling."

-- New York Times Review for The Perfect Furlough, Published January 22, 1959

According to a December 17, 1956 Los Angeles Times article, Stanley Shapiro's original story for The Perfect Furlough presented "Corp. Paul Hodges" as a stodgy scientist uninterested in the Parisian trip he has won. That article suggested Jayne Mansfield or Mamie Van Doren for the role of "Sandra Roca."