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According to information in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, the locomotive used in the film was owned by Paramount Pictures. Reviewers praised the performance of Carl Switzer, better known as "Alfalfa" in the "Our Gang" comedy series. Variety stated that he "steals the show," and Hollywood Reporter noted, "His excruciating song number brought down the house." About the star, Jane Withers, Variety commented, "There have been times when the precocious Jane Withers has been somewhat trying on the nerves of grownups, regardless of that she has built up sizeable follwing among children. In this film, however, she has been held in restraint by Alfred Werker, the director, and she turns in a good piece of work."