Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante was actually a last minute addition to the cast. As a result, Terry MooreTerry Moore's billing was dropped from first to second. The script was also modified to allow for Durante-style patter and songs.
Terry MooreTerry Moore's career was so hectic during this period that she claims that she didn't see this film until over 35 years later when [?] Marjorie Durante, Jimmy's widow, ran a private print for her.
This was reportedly shot in 1948 but not released until 1950. It was later re-released as a holiday film under the title A Christmas Wish.
The stop-motion animation used in creating the illusion of a dancing squirrel (Rupert) was so realistic that director [?] George Pal received many inquiries as to where he got a squirrel that was trained to dance.
This was the first feature length film for producer [?] George Pal.