Spencer Tracy had previously worked with director Frank Borzage when they were at Fox in the 1932 film "Young America" .
I feel pretty good. This is the first time I'm going to be an uncle.
Joe Benton: Well, you never can tell. Maybe it'll be a girl, then you'll be an aunt.
Paul Roya: That's right... what? Aw.
Joe Benton: Watch yourself, Paul.
Paul Roya: Okay, Joe.
Although the film is set in New York City, in one of the shots of the cars racing to the ship, a car is shown on Vine St. in Hollywood, passing a Schwab's drug store and the offices of the Hollywood Citizen-News newspaper. The group of Comet cabs are subsequently shown on the same street.