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According to news items in Daily Variety this film was in preparation for more than a year when it began production on July 16, 1934, and was partially filmed on location in Yuma, AR. The Technicolor "Ice Cream Fantasy," sequence which, according to news items was the last sequence of the picture filmed, was the first Goldwyn venture into color films. The song "Mandy" was originally written by Iirving Berlin for his 1918 Broadway musical play Yip Yip Yaphank. The song subsequently became one of Eddie Cantor's trademark numbers on stage and on the radio. The film marked the screen debuts of the vaudeville comedy team of Eve Sully and Jesse Block. Kid Millions marked the feature film debut of George Murphy. Modern sources note that Doris Davenport, who portrayed "Toots" in the film, also appeared in one production number as a "Goldwyn Girl" before being cast as the ingenue, and Paulette Goddard appeared as an extra in the film.