Joan Crawford specifically asked for Margaret Sullavan to play the role of Judy, despite Louis B. Mayer's warning that the accomplished stage actress could steal the picture from her. Joan replied "I'd rather be a supporting player in a good picture than the star of a bad one."

Jacques Vanaire is in studio records/casting call lists in the role of "Waiter," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie.

According to "Crazy Sundays" by Aaron Latham, Producer Mankiewicz thought he could rewrite any writer and after Ogden Nash had done what he thought was a "respectable job" on the script for months, the producer put his pencil to the script and finished his rewrite job in 24 hours by crossing Nash's name off the picture.

The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 13 February 1934 and closed in May 1934 after 121 performances. It was staged by Raymond Massey, who also starred as David Linden.


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