- Character actor Douglas Dumbrille, who played Governor Claiborne in this film, appeared in the 1958 remake, where he played the role of a prominent New Orleans citizen.
- The premiere in New Orleans drew 15,000 people. Traffic was so congested that pleas were made on the radio to avoid the downtown area for the second showing.
- Lefitte's home in the movie was furnished with some of a famous collection of silver valued at $250,000.
- Set and costume designer Dan Sayre Groesback made over 170 sketches for the sets and costumes.
- Editors Anne Bauchens and Hans Lubitsch spent three months editing the movie after principal photography was completed.
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