- There were several dance numbers cut before the movie was released. The football game at the beginning was cut from several newsreels. Over 100 original West Point students appeared in that movie, and there are rumours that each of them who took part in one dance number, received a kiss by Eleanor Powell.
- The electricity bill for the Drum Dance scene was, according to some rumours in the region of $30,000. According to some sources 1,500 extras were used in the Drum Dance scene, making the costumes for them took almost a month.
- The original play opened in New York on 10 January 1928. It was a musical for which William Anthony McGuire and Guy Bolton wrote the book. Despite the moderate success (335 performances) and the powerhouse composers (George Gershwin and Sigmund Romberg) and lyricists (Ira Gershwin and P.G. Wodehouse), MGM decided to have Cole Porter write an entirely new score for the movie. Marilyn Miller starred in the musical, and Frank Morgan (I) originated his role of the king.
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