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The working titles of this film were It's Spring Again and Zenobia's Infidelity. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, Norman Blackburn wrote a preliminary treatment for this film, which was to have featured Roland Young as the male lead. Blackburn's participation in the final film has not been confirmed, however. Modern sources add that although producer Hal Roach considered Young for the lead, he decided to cast Oliver Hardy in the role when Stan Laurel sued the studio for breach of contract, thus temporarily breaking up the comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy. This was the first feature film Hardy made without Laurel since the beginning of their partnership. Although the Call Bureau Cast Service lists Norbert Brodine as cameraman, he is not credited onscreen or in reviews. This picture marked director A. Edward Sutherland's debut as a producer.