Gary Cooper was the first choice for the role of Theodore Drew III but was unable at the time.
Samuel Goldwyn originally bought the story to this movie for Miriam Hopkins. However, she was busy on other projects and Goldwyn then sold the story to Paramount.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Seattle Wednesday 22 July 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), followed by Omaha 17 September 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Johnstown 29 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), by Minneapolis 5 September 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11), and by Cleveland 19 November 1960 on WJW (Channel 8). It was released on DVD 4 April 2006 as part of the Carole Lombard Glamour Collection, again as a single 7 October 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series, and again 17 May 2016 in the Universal Hollywood Icons: Carole Lombard Collection, and, since that time, has also enjoyed an occasional airing on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies.
On Regi's first visit to Allen, she is tipped $10, which would be the equivalent to over $180 in 2017.
According to Regi's bank book, she took out $178 to get ready for her first date with Ted. That would equate to over $3,200 in 2017.
In one scene, Fred MacMurray calls his fiancée and Carole Lombard continuously interrupts him, stating, "Bermuda calling". Director Mitchell Leisen said, "When they finished the take, Carole and Fred collapsed on the floor in laughter; they laughed until they couldn't laugh any more. It wasn't in the script, but I made sure the cameras kept turning and I used it in the picture. It is so hard to make actors laugh naturally - I wasn't about to throw that bit out".
Ralph Bellamy's character is in a wheelchair due to an air accident; he explains to Carole Lombard's character that "flying wasn't as safe as it is today". This line has somewhat of a sad irony to it as a result of Lombard's death in a plane crash in 1942. Bellamy would later portray Franklin D. Roosevelt in both the stage and screen adaptation of Sunrise at Campobello (1960), who was also bound to a wheelchair during this stage of his life.
Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Katherine DeMille (Katherine Travis), Nell Craig and Alla Mentone (Salesladies), James Adamson (Porter), John Huettner (Shoe Clerk), Rod Wilson (Piano Player), Mary MacLaren (Chambermaid), Herman Bing (Proprietor of Delicatessen) and Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian (Taxi Driver). A Hollywood Reporter production chart included Russell Hopton in the cast, but he was not seen in the movie. Many of the listed cast are barely visible and have no lines.
Thirty years later, Fred MacMurray and William Demarest (who is uncredited) would co-star on the television series My Three Sons (1960).