In her autobiography, Colleen Moore called this her favorite of her own movies and called Spencer Tracy the best actor she ever worked with.
When I was a kid, we didn't have radios and moving pictures and automobiles and all things like kids have today. We had fun just the same. And the place we liked best was the swimming hole.
As a boy, Tom cuts the back of his right hand badly. We are shown in a later scene that the scar is prominent as an old man. Yet on scenes showing him in between there is no scar.
In 2004(?), the film was restored through UCLA using portions of three existing 35mm prints. The new restoration contains all known existing footage. One small portion of film was still missing though it was known to exist because a music cue was available. The single shot (showing a hand signing a letter) was carefully recreated using the hand of Sturges own son Thomas and put back into the film along with the original score. This version was screened in New York City, New York at the Film Forum on April 1 & 2, 2005. Several of the showings were attended and by Thomas Sturges.