For the role of Capt. Swanson actor George Sanders replaced Sir Cedric Hardwicke due to Hardwicke's other commitments.

The DVD releases of this film are in black and white only.

Actor Bob Burns withdrew from this production over a disagreement about the story.

In the late 1980s, this film was colorized and released on VHS.

The American Film Institute of Feature Films (1931-1940) erroneously identifies actor Clay Clement as the actor playing John Smith; Clements portrays John Penn, not Smith. John Smith does not figure in this story.