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The romantic poem recited by "Bill" in the film, was Christopher Marlowe's "Come Live with Me," first published in The Passionate Pilgrim in 1599. This film marked the motion picture debut of actress Adeline de Walt Reynolds. According to M-G-M publicity materials contained in the AMPAS Library file on the film, Reynolds was an Iowa farmer's wife who entered college in her sixties and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley at age seventy. She was discovered by director Clarence Brown in a local theatrical production and continued to act in films and on the stage until her death in 1961.