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According to Motion Picture Herald, the film was shot on location in Venice and the Dolomites. Contemporary sources also note that Elisabeth Bergner was recreating her stage role of "Gemma" from the original play, which she preformed on both the New York and London stages. Georges Perinal participated in this film was through an agreement with London Films. Bergner was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in this film. While the contemporary reviews state that the character of "Gemma" is an unwed mother, the United States copyright materials describe her as a widow whose child was fathered by her dead husband, not Sebastian. The source material was a sequel to Margaret Kennedy's earlier work The Constant Nymph and was based on the author's own novel The Fool of the Family (New York, 1930). Modern sources state that this film was released in Great Britain in August 1934. This material was filmed once more in 1947 by Warner Bros. starring Ida Lupino and Errol Flynn, and directed by Peter Godfrey. In that version, the main character is a widow with a child, not an unwed mother.