While Bette Davis praised Edward G. Robinson as a performer and as a person, she was repulsed by having to kiss him.

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 19, 1938 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role.

Renamed The Battling Bellhop for TV distribution so as not to be confused with the Elvis Presley version.

The second of five films with Robinson and Bogart including Bullets or Ballots (1936), The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938), Brother Orchid (1940), and Key Largo (1948).

Production completed on Monday, March 8, 1937.

Remade as The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) with Humphrey Bogart in a circus setting, and with Elvis Presley as Kid Galahad (1962).

Jane Bryan plays Edward G. Robinson's sister in this film. A year later she played his daughter in A Slight Case of Murder (1938).

Both Davis and Robinson had been in films in which each had played dual roles. Davis was in two: A Stolen Life (1946), and Dead Ringer (1964). Robinson played a dual role in The Whole Town's Talking (1935). He had played two different people in The Man with Two Faces (1934), but his character was an actor who used makeup and wigs to create the second person.

In the five films Robinson and Bogart made together Robinson killed Bogart once, Bogart killed Robinson once, and they killed each other twice.