- Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, and Larry Russell won the Oscar for Best Original Score for this film, but it was the Oscar for films released in 1972. The film had never played in a Los Angeles area cinema during the intervening 20 years and was not eligible for Oscar consideration until it did.
- When some scenes were re-shot, 'Bloom, Claire' was unavailable, so Chaplin's wife, Oona O'Neill, stood in for her. She can be seen lying in the bed through the doorway after the housemaid has told Chaplin's character that his "wife" isn't eating.
- The rumor has been widely circulated that Buster Keaton was much funnier than Chaplin in their scene together so Chaplin cut Keaton's best scenes. In "Buster Keaton Remembered" by Keaton's widow Eleanor Keaton, it is stated that the rumor is untrue; it was started by Raymond Rohauer, Keaton's business partner. The point of the scene was to show Chaplin as Calvero having one final triumph before he has a heart attack and dies. It would not have made sense for Keaton, who was not even a character in the movie, to outshine Chaplin.
- Edna Purviance, Chaplin's favorite co-star from the silent era, makes her final film appearance in a small role. Edna, who remained close to Chaplin throughout her life, rarely worked in films after the 1920s. Chaplin kept her on his payroll until she died.
- In once scene, Calvero (Chaplin) quips "It's the tramp in me", which is a nod to his Little Tramp character which propelled him to fame and fortune in a series of silent films.
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