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The working titles of this film were A Genius in the Family and The Life of Hiram Percy Maxim. The credits and plot summary were taken from a cutting continuity in studio files located at the USC Cinema-Television Library. The following written prologue appears onscreen before the credits: "As Goes My Heart, So Goes My Love." The film was Myrna Loy's first starring role as a freelance artist following her departure from M-G-M. Bobby Driscoll was borrowed from Walt Disney for the role of "Percy." So Goes My Love was the first film that producers Jack Skirball and Bruce Manning made for Universal Pictures. The real Hiram Stevens Maxim, born in Maine in 1840, became a British citizen in 1900 and was knighted the following year in honor of his numerous inventions. These included the re-coil operated machine gun, an automatic steam-powered water pump and a mousetrap. His brother Hudson (Isaac) Maxim (1853-1927) was also an inventor and the American representative of Hiram's company. Maxim died in 1916. His son, Hiram Percy Maxim (1896-1936), wrote the autobiography upon which So Goes My Love is loosely based and continued the family tradition of inventing, developing the Maxim silencer for firearms and adapting the principle to automobile mufflers.