- One of the films cited as contributing to the collapse of 'John Gilbert' 's career after audiences heard his high-pitching speaking voice. Apparently, Gilbert's Romeo & Juliet sequence inspired the "talkie disaster" sequence in Singin' in the Rain (1952).
- First filmed performance of "Singin' in the Rain". This sequence inspired the opening credits of Singin' in the Rain (1952).
- Reportedly features every major MGM star of the day with the exception of Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro and Lon Chaney.
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