"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 11, 1940 with Madeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne and Louis Hayward reprising their film roles.

Leyland Hodgson and C. Montague Shaw are listed as cast members by a modern source, but they were not seen in the movie

Laraine Day replaced Frances Dee, who had collapsed on set.

Originally cast as "Oliver as a Child," Darryl Hickman became too ill to continue after ten days into the production, and was replaced by 'Scotty Beckett (I)'.

The title of the movie is taken from Samuel II, 18:33 of the bible, as written in the movie's prologue: "And the king was moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept...Oh, my son Absalom...Would God I had died for thee, oh Absalom, my son, my son!"