In the scene with Johnny and his father talking in the bedroom, the photo over Johnny's shoulder of his mother, is a picture of Tyrone Power's mother.
Linda Darnell was the original female lead. Alice Faye' was also considered by Darryl F. Zanuck before Dorothy Lamour was borrowed from Paramount in exchange for Don Ameche.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 17, 1941 with Dorothy Lamour and Edward Arnold reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1947 with Tyrone Power, Lloyd Nolan and Dorothy Lamour reprising their film roles.
20th Century-Fox held a preview screening of the film at the Victoria Theater in Ossining, NY, on March 15, 1940 for 34 college newspaper editors, as reported by the New York Times on March 16. Ossining was chosen since prison exteriors for the film were shot at nearby Sing Sing Penitentiary.