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According to the Screen Achievements Bulletin, the script of this film was developed from an original idea "proposed" by Don Hartman and a "screen story" by Norman Krasna. A plot synopsis in Motion Picture Herald's "In the Cutting Room" differs considerably from the actual screen story. In the pre-release synopsis, the Francis Lederer character is a young Balkan shepherd who, after being fleeced of his money by a crook selling sheep in Central Park, becomes a star singing waiter, marries a girl from the country, loses her, then gets her back the American way, through divorce. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, director Stephen Roberts replaced Sidney Lanfield, who had been replaced on the 1933 RKO film Melody Cruise by Mark Sandrich, who was originally slated to direct this production. The New York Times review mentions the use of the Dunning process of rear projection in this film. Modern sources credit Mel Berns with makeup and John Miehle as still photographer and add the following additional cast members: Christian Rub (Immigrant), Frank Sheridan (Customs inspector), Irving Bacon (Counterman), Andy Clyde (Scottish liquor store owner).