- "Napoleon Of Broadway", the play on which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur based their screenplay, was based on playwright Charles Bruce Millholland's experiences working for the legendary eccentric theater producer David Belasco. Although Milholland's play was unproduced, Hecht and MacArthur's play opened in New York on 29 December 1932 and had 152 performances. In the cast were Etienne Girardot (who re-created his role for the movie), Granville Bates, William Frawley, Joseph Crehan and Dennie Moore. There was a revival in 1950, and another is planned in 2004 with Alec Baldwin.
- Eddy Chandler (Cameraman) and George Offerman (Page Boy) are listed in studio records as actors in this movie, but they did not appear. Edward Gargan is listed by contemporary and other sources as the Sheriff, but that role was played by James Burke. George E. Stone and Edgar Edwards are mentioned as cast members in a Hollywood Reporter news item, but they were not seen in the movie.
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