The name of one of the screenwriters, Alice Duer Miller, is seen as the author of an article in a magazine, and Clark Gable remarks, "Hey, Alice has written a very nice article here."
The sets of Van's office were also used in the anti-crime short The Public Pays (1936).
The amphibious airplane Whitey takes to Cuba is a Sikorsky S-42. It was ordered by Pan Am and introduced in 1934. Only ten were built, all for Pan Am. It could carry 32 passengers in four compartments and 4 or 5 crew members at a cruising speed of 150-160 mph and had a range of 1,200 to 1,900 miles, depending on version (there were three).
This film was a huge success for MGM, bringing in a profit of $876,000 ($15.2M in 2016 dollars) according to studio records.
The fifth of six films paring Gable and Harlow, and the fourth picture for Gable and Loy starring together. This was the first film Loy and Harlow appeared together. They would be together again for "Libeled Lady" in 1936.
Based on a short story by Faith Baldwin published in the May 1935 edition of Hearst's International Cosmopolitan magazine.