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Actor Willie Fung's first name is spelled "Willy" in the onscreen credits. Motion Picture Herald's "In the Cutting Room" says the film is based on a "play of the same title," although the film credits Gene Towne, Graham Baker and Lynn Starling with an original screenplay and a Hollywood Reporter ad credits Towne and Baker with an original story. Screen Achievements Bulletin says the film was developed from an idea proposed by Walter Wanger, while a pre-production news item states that the script was by Louis Stevens, who receives no credit for the film in reviews. The "In the Cutting Room" also lists Hedda Hopper in the cast, although she was not in the viewed print and her name was not mentioned in reviews, and her participation in the film is unclear. As announced in Daily Variety on July 26, 1935, this film was currently in its London run, although many had predicted it "would never be shown in England or her colonies because of race angle." According to a news item in Daily Variety, Carole Lombard had been set to star in this film but had already been engaged for a Universal film.