During the sneak preview performance first-time feature director Fred Zinneman noticed that all the MGM executives got up and walked out together. Zinneman later found out that it had nothing to do with the film. They had just gotten the news that Carole Lombard had been killed in a plane crash.
This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 21 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Cincinnati 3 January 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), by San Antonio TX 13 January 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), by Chicago 22 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Seattle 27 January 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Hartford CT 11 February 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Philadelphia 10 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by Minneapolis 20 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); it was not telecast in New York City until 8 July 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Altoona PA 18 December 1958 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in San Francisco 6 February 1959 on KGO (Channel 7).
At the very beginning of the film is a shot of a city's downtown, taken from atop a skyscraper. At the very center is a tall office building, with a sign on top, seen from behind (the writing is backwards). It clearly reads, "First National Bank of Omaha".