- Early drafts of the script called for 'Berlin, Irving' songs "Wild About You," "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" (to be sung by Ginger Rogers) and "You're the Cause," but they were not used in the final version.
- Beddini's motto was originally, "For the men the sword, for the women the whip." The script was changed to "For the women the kiss, for the men the sword" after the Hollywood censors objected.
- For contrast to the "Big White Set" of the Lido, the water in the canals was dyed black.
- During "Cheek to Cheek," Rogers' gown shed its feathers, exasperating Fred Astaire and causing delays in order to sew the feathers down. Rogers earned the nickname "Feathers" from Astaire as a result.
- The end portion film was trimmed down after a preview audience complained of the length. Small parts by Donald Meek and Florence Roberts were cut. One of the last scenes to go, in which Eric Blore insults a policeman, is still present in some prints (including the RKO Collection videotape version from Turner Home Entertainment).
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