"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 18, 1943 with Sig Ruman reprising his film role.
Miriam Hopkins was the original choice for Maria Tura. She turned the role down because she didn't want to work with Jack Benny.
According to the book 'The United Artists Story' by Ronald Bergan, " Unfortunately, at its release, Pearl Harbor had been attacked, Germany was sweeping across Europe, and the film's star, Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash while on a war-bond selling tour. Therefore, neither critics nor public were in the mood to laugh, finding the picture tasteless and callous. Over the years, however, it recovered its production costs and became a classic."
After Carole Lombard's death in a plane crash, the line "What can happen in a plane?" was deleted from the film.
After the shooting of this film was finished, Carole Lombard told many people that this film was the happiest experience of her career from start to finish.
Final film of Carole Lombard.
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006.
Released after the death of star Carole Lombard, killed in an airplane crash after returning from a tour selling war bonds.
When Jack Benny's father went to see this movie, he was outraged at the sight of his son in a Nazi uniform in the first scene and even stormed out of the theater. Jack convinced his father that it was satire, and he agreed to sit through all of it.
When Maria Tura waits for Siletsky's return, she is reading a magazine called "Wiener Mustertext." This is German for "Viennese Sample Text".
When war breaks out in Poland there's a scene where grave stones are destroyed by the bombing by the German forces. One of the grave stone that is shattered has the name "Benjamin Kubelsky" which is Jack Benny's birth name.