Steve Allen was 28 years old in his film debut. Although he never wore his famous glasses during the film, they can be seen on his desk in several scenes.

The clip featuring Gloria Swanson and Mack Swain is from The Pullman Bride (1917). This short film still exists.

Franklin Pangborn , holding two reels of film in cans, tells Steve Allen that the reels are frightfully heavy, and hands them to Allen. But from the way Allen takes them in one hand, the cans are clearly empty.