Gary Cooper got a salary of $300,000 - double what he usually made - and a percentage of profits: 5% of the gross to $6 million and 10% above $6 million, with a minimum guarantee of $300,000.
Features 25 name players and 4,325 costumed extras.
Film marked the 20th anniversary of Gary Cooper being a Paramount contract player. It was also his last film for the studio.
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 Universal ever since.
Production was nicknamed "The Perils of Paulette" on the Paramount lot.
The famous Swedish actor Edvard Persson was travelling through the US to make Jens Månsson i Amerika when he came to Hollywood and made a cameo appearance in this film. The director, Cecil B. DeMille, reciprocated with a cameo appearance in Persson's movie.
The film went $394,000 over budget.