The film was based on the Balfe 1843 opera, set in 17th century Bohemia.
Your highness, I have captured the prowling gypsy within the palace grounds, whom I've thrown in the dungeon.
Count Arnheim: Let him remain there until I find time to witness the lashing.
Captain Finn: But, your highness, it is a woman!
Count Arnheim: Nevertheless, she shall be lashed!
Stan and Ollie are covered in snow and sleeping in a cart. Arline calls them into the caravan for breakfast and go in with no snow on them.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1988 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video.