"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 3, 1950 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 20, 1949 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1951 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell again reprising their film roles.
Annette Warren, who sang for Ava Gardner in Show Boat and Lucille Ball in Fancy Pants was also the singing voice for Iris Adrian in The Paleface.
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.
Though the story here is fictional, there was a real dentist who called himself 'Painless' - 'Painless Parker'. Edgar Parker was a dentist who struggled to run a street dental business, and so he took his practice on the road. He worked in the 1890s, in the era of 'amusement'. Inspired by P.T. Barnum, he had a horse-drawn office, show girls and buglers. Parker promised that he could extract a rotten tooth painlessly for 50 cents. If the extraction was not painless, he would give the customer $5.00. Parker had a band that he used to attract people to his office. The band also served to distract the patients and to drown out any moans of pain emitted from the patients. Patients were served with a cup of whiskey or a solution of cocaine (called 'hydrocaine'). Parker is said to have legally changed his first name to 'Painless' to avoid charges of false advertising.
Until Blazing Saddles came out, this was the highest grossing western parody of all time.