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The working titles for this film were The Paul Street Boys, Men of Tomorrow and No Cannons Roar. According to Variety, Columbia probably choose to produce this film on the advise of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch. According to New York Times, this was actor George Breakston's first film. Film Daily gives the running time as 117 min., probably in error. Columbia reissued this film in 1938 and 1944. The Ferenc Molnar work has been filmed numerous times, including the 1929 Hungarian production The Paul Street Boys, starring Laazlo Gyarles and Geza Berczy, and produced by Bela Balogh, and a 1969 Hungarian production entitled The Boys of Paul Street, starring Anthony Kemp and William Burleigh, and directed by Zoltan Fabr.