Connie Francis HATES this movie!
She introduced it at the Provincetown Fiolm festival years ago. She started by saying it was a terrible movie and doesn't deserve to be in ANY festival. She said she had read the script and didn't like it and was going to turn it down. Then her father read it, was horrified by it (it was pretty explicit about sex--for its time) and made it clear to her that she wasn't going to do it. So--to annoy her dad--she DID do it! She said she hated the way she looked in it (I personally thought she looked great) and she hated the songs she had top sing--except for the title tune.
I think it's an amusing innocuous little film--not even remotely terrible. It's not GOOD but there are worse movies out there. I was never able to figure out why she hated it so much. BTW--she gave a concert afterwards at one of the guesthouses. I wasn't staying there but there was a bar across the street from it. All of us guys were there out on the porch listening to her sing. She STILL has a great voice:)