On 21 July 2004, David Packard announced to the audience at the Stanford theater in Palo Alto, California, that his foundation will be issuing this film on DVD, with a musical score compiled and performed by Dennis James, recorded using the Stanford's Mighty Wurlitzer organ. This will be the first time this film has ever been issued on DVD or video, and the first film to be issued, in a non-theatrical format, by the Stanford Theater Foundation.

This was the first in a long string of films director Frank Capra made for Columbia Pictures.