Judy Holiday and Paul Douglas starred together on Broadway in Born Yesterday. Judy was cast in the film, but Paul Douglas' role was played in the film by Broderick Crawford.
The Broadway production of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman opened at the Belasco Theater on November 5, 1953, ran for 526 performances and closed on February 12, 1955.
The final sequence was filmed in color, to better show off the supposedly "solid gold Cadillac" driven by Laura (Judy Holiday) and McKeever (Paul Douglas). The sequence was shot on location in Rockefeller Center in New York City. When prints of the film were subsequently struck for television broadcast, the color was not reproduced so as to save on expenses, and for decades this sequence was seen on TV only in black and white. The original color print was finally restored for home video in the 1990s and is now also shown on cable television.