Lou Brock had complete freedom producing the film on the strength of his previous film, Flying Down to Rio (1933). This film went considerably over budget and was a huge failure at the box office. It was his last production at RKO.

Retakes in August 1934 reportedly re-shot about 25 percent of the movie. Sam White directed the retakes while producer Lou Brock supervised.

Sidney Fox's last film role.

When Mrs. Gilhooley mentions the reason her husband is spending the season in the South (in Atlanta), audiences at the time would have known she was referring to the large federal penitentiary there, where Al Capone was at the time of this film.