(1963) Act One, de Dore Schary. (1965) El payaso de la ciudad o Miles de payasos (A Thousand Clowns), de Fred Coe. (1966) Cualquier miércoles (Any Wednesday), de Robert Ellis Miller. (1966) El destino también juega (A Big Hand for the Little Lady), de Fielder Cook. (1967) La hora de las pistolas (Hour of the Gun), de John Sturges.
Il produttore offrì, in cambio di una divisione dei profitti al cinquanta per cento, un pacchetto complessivo che comprendeva l'uso del romanzo, il produttore Dore Schary, il regista Robert Siodmak e le star Dorothy McGuire ed Ethel Barrymore. Esistono diverse differenze tra la trama del film e quella del romanzo.
The film was written by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin, and John Meehan, and was directed by Norman Taurog. Tracy won an Oscar as Best Actor for his performance. Legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio head Louis B. Mayer , who was a Belorussian-Canadian -American Jew known for his respect for the Catholic Church , later called this his favorite film of his long tenure at MGM.
Broadway Melody of 1940 was based on a story by Jack McGowan and Dore Schary. Schary would go on to be head of production (1948) and then president (1951) of MGM until 1956. The film was originally planned to be shot in Technicolor, but because of the unsettled state of Europe due to World War II, MGM decided to stick to black and white.