- 'Peter Lorre' was under contract to Columbia. He agreed to be loaned out to Metro Goldwyn Mayer for this film if Columbia would do a film version of _Crime and Punishment (1935)_ with him in the role of Raskolnikov.
- The close-ups of the wax statue are actually Frances Drake in makeup.
- Easily recognized actors who are supposed to be in this movie according to studio records and/or casting call lists include Harold Huber, Isabel Jeans, George Davis, Billy Dooley and Leo White. However, they were not seen.
- The Hays Office cautioned the studio about showing scenes of the dead, injured or dying after the train wreck. Some countries banned the film altogether, while others cut the scenes of torture, guillotining and strangulation.
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