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According to a pre-production news item in Hollywood Reporter, Dennis O'Keefe was initially slated for a male romantic lead in this picture. In the CBCS, the character played by Peter Lind Hayes was originally named "Chuck Deems" and Lupe Velez's character was named "Conchita." Singer Ginny Simms made her last screen appearance with the Kay Kyser band in this picture before embarking upon her solo career as an actress. This was John Barrymore's last screen appearance; he died on May 29, 1942. The picture also marked the third Kay Kyser-David Butler collaboration produced by RKO.