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.

This was Olivia de Havilland first film after a two-year legal battle she waged against Warner Bros. regarding her rights under her contract (she won). She replaced Paulette Goddard, who dropped out shortly before filming was to begin.