- At the request of Jeanette MacDonald, soprano Vivienne Segal's once substantial supporting role was reduced until it was almost non-existent.
- First use of 3-strip Technicolor in a live-action sequence.
- The musical play opened in New York City, New York, USA, on 15 October 1931 and closed on 24 September 1932, after 395 performances. All songs in the musical were performed to some degree in the movie.
- This movie was rejected for re-release certification because the leading characters were in an illicit sexual relationship without any compensating moral values.
- Jeanette MacDonald's costume in the finale was used earlier by Joan Crawford in Dancing Lady (1933).
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