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. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Seattle Tuesday 7 April 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7); it first aired in Pittsburgh 3 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Grand Rapids 30 October 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Phoenix 24 November 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Omaha 30 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), and, finally in New York City 9 April 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2).
"Tangerine", written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer and performed by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra in the film and on record, became a standard of The Big Band Era, reaching #1 US Billboard for six weeks in 1942.
Near the end of the film, a 24-sheet billboard advertising Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard in Paramount's Nothing But the Truth (1941) is prominently displayed.
"I Remember You", written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer and introduced in this film, became an international million-seller for Australian-born Frank Ifield in 1962, reaching #1 UK and #5 US Pop.
Based on the Broadway play "Sailor, Beware!" that opened at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St. on September 28, 1933 and ran for 500 performances until December 1934. There was a 16-performance revival at the Lafayette Theatre in May 1935.
By their ratings on their uniform sleeves, Barney is a Boatswain's Mate Third Class (BM 3/c) and Casey is a Quartermaster Second Class (QM 2/c).