Considered by many to be the first musical film in which the songs were integrated with the story.

Film debut of Jeanette MacDonald.

In the novel 'Wonder Boys' by Michael Chabon, one of the characters uses the name of this film as the title for his semi-autobiographical novel. The title of the novel stays the same in the film adaptation, but the explanation is not given.

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 MCA ever since.

This was director Ernst Lubitsch's first film with sound.

This was the first movie to have a soundtrack created after production had ended. Lubitch shot it with a silent camera to counter the static positions that marred most of the pioneer sound productions; the dialogue was dubbed in afterwards, in postproduction.

Ben Turpin:  The silent movie comedian appears as the cross-eyed lackey who informs Count Renard that the court is ready for him at his wedding.