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The working title of this film was The Dressmaker. According to information in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Theater Arts Library, Muriel Bermudez translated the play by Alfred Savoir into English. This marked Swedish actress Tutta Rolf's first and last starring role in an American film. According to modern sources, she previously appeared in the 1930 Paramount film Paramount on Parade. In 1936, Rolf married Jack Donohue, the dance director on this film. Sources conflict concerning the actor playing the role of "Pierre": the Call Bureau Cast Service lists James Marcus, while information in the legal records lists Lionel Belmore. Paramount produced and released a film made in France in 1932 based on the same source entitled La Couturire de Lunville, also produced by Robert T. Kane and directed by Harry Lachman, photographed by Rudolph Mat, and starring Madeleine Renaud and Pierre Blanchar. Variety noted that the French version was "a big money-maker." According to the legal records, Fox had Hal Barron translate the French film into English for the Fox scenario department.