1938 Phantom Corsair: This very unusual six-passenger coupe was designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz (57 Varieties) family. The design was a joint effort of Heinz and Maurice Schwarts of the custom body firm Bohman & Schwartz in Pasadena, California. Heinz' creation, costing approximately $24,000 in 1938. Heinz planned to put the Phantom Corsair into limited production at an estimated selling price of $12,500. His death, however, shortly after the car was completed, ended those plans.
Maude Adams also made a test, with Janet Gaynor, for the role of Miss Fortune. The 12-minute film has been preserved by George Eastman House.
Legendary stage actress Laurette Taylor (Amanda Wingfield in the original 1945 Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie") made a screen test for David O. Selznick for the role of Miss Fortune, eventually played in the film by Minnie Dupree. The screen test can be seen in the documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003).
At the beginning of the film, a newspaper blurb describes Col. Carleton as a "Pukka Sahib". That is a British slang term - taken from the Hindi language - to refer mainly to British colonial administrators who were supposedly the ideal of the refined, aloof, and gentlemanly upper middle class types who populated such posts.
The check Col. Carleton receives from Albert Jennings in the amount of $4,520 would be the equivalent of over $77,000 in 2016.
This film received its initial New York City telecast Saturday 9 September 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Los Angeles it was first telecast Sunday 18 September 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Chicago Sunday 2 October 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), in Detroit Sunday 9 October 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), in Cincinnati Sunday 16 October 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), and in Philadelphia Sunday 25 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6).