David Niven felt badly miscast in the film, and did not even attempt an American accent.
Hollywood Reporter production charts included Maurice Moscovitch, Thurston Hall and William Stack in the cast, but they did not appear in the film.
The film was re-issued in 1942 with the title "A Yank in the Philippines," but the Office of War Information (OWI) requested that it be withdrawn; the Philippine Moros had become allies of the United States in World War II.
The New York Times reported that the dam destruction scene had to be re-shot, costing more than $10,000.
The very first movie that tackles the Filipino-American war.