* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel on which it's based, ''Me and The Arch Kook Petulia'', is remembered mainly because of this movie (and the odd fact that its author, John Haase, was a [[HeAlsoDid dentist who wrote fiction on the side]].)
* RetroactiveRecognition: Several later familiar character actors have uncredited bit parts. It was the film debut for Howard Hesseman and Austin Pendleton, and the second film for René Auberjonois.