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The working title of this film was The Kangaroos. High Flyers was the last film that Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey appeared in together. Woolsey died of kidney disease in 1938. In addition to Wheeler's imitation of Charlie Chaplin, this film includes Lupe Velez's imitations of Dolores Del Rio, Shirley Temple and Simone Simon. In February 1937, Hollywood Reporter announced that Betty Grable was to be the film's star. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, January Duggan and Robert O'Connor were cast in the film, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed.