- Alice Brady won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in this film. Brady wasn't present at the award ceremony, but a man walked up and accepted the award on her behalf. After the show, he and the Oscar were never seen again.
- MGM had originally planned to "loan out" Jean Harlow to Twentieth-Century Fox for the role of Belle Fawcett (ultimately played by Alice Faye), in exchange for acquiring Shirley Temple to play the role of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, The (1939). The deal fell through when Harlow died in June 1937.
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