Breakaway Pop Hit: For all the covers "I Enjoy Being a Girl" receives, it seems a little unlikely that many people can name the musical it originated from, or even recognize it as a Rodgers and Hammerstein piece.
Also, "This Isn't Heaven," later used in the 1962 remake of State Fair.
Fake Nationality: A good number of the cast members in the film and broadway performances are of Japanese descent. In the film, Madame Liang is played by Juanita Long Hall, who is Afro-American.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: The movie did not come to DVD until 2006, seven years after Rodgers and Hammerstein movies started coming to DVD. Even the long-lost TV special Cinderella and the widely panned State Fair remake beat it to the punch.
For whatever reason, the 1961 movie stands as the only big-screen, live-action Rodgers and Hammerstein musical adaptation that 20th Century Fox doesn't own the rights to-Universal International released the movie instead.