powered by AFI
The viewed print states that the film is dedicated "With appreciation to the officers and enlisted men of the United States Marine Corps who cooperated so heartily in the making of this picture." The film's working title was United States Smith. The pressbook indicates that the film was shot at the Marine base in San Diego, CA. Although some contemporary sources indicate that the film was based on a short story by Gerald Beaumont entitled "United States Smith," no such work has been found. Other sources indicate that Beaumont's story, "Pride of the Marines," is the source for the film. United States Smith was also the title of a 1928 film produced by Gotham Productions based on a story by Beaumont (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30: F2. 5968).