In the argument between Sgt. Quirt and Capt. Flagg, the actors actually swore at each other. Hundreds of complaint letters were received by Fox by angry lip-readers who recognized the words.

In The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (1973), director Raoul Walsh said that several homes near the filming location for the battle were damaged and that Fox Films paid around $70,000 in damages to the owners.

First film to use "special effects" as a credit.

Actor 'Jack Fay ' died at age 25 on November 15, 1928, of injuries sustained in an explosion during the shooting of this film.

The melody "Charmaine" (Rapee/Pollock) was specially written for the pit musicians to play during the film. When the film was remade in 1952, "Charmaine" was incorporated in the soundtrack music.

Beginning with its showings on Jan. 21, 1927, this was the first Fox film to use the studio's new Movietone sound system.

Shown at Cinefest 2011.

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.