One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.

"'Opened by Mistake', acquired in the film circuits the sort of bad luck reputation that 'Macbeth' had in the theatre; three cinemas showing it were bombed." - 'How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War' by Norman Longmate