George Cukor directed additional scenes after original director Edward H. Griffith left the picture.

Leslie Howard, William Gargan and Ilka Chase originated the roles in New York when the play opened on 12 January 1932 at the Broadhurst Theater and ran for 183 performances.

Daisy's declaration "Behold, the bridegroom cometh. And no oil for my lamp, as usual. A foolish virgin me. Oh, foolish anyway." is a reference to the story of the ten virgins with oil lamps greeting the bridegroom, told in Matthew 25:1-13.

The film flopped with the Depression-era audience as a whole. The movie ended up $110,000 in the red.