Although seldom referred to today, this movie was in fact one of the most popular comedies of its time, far more successful critically and economically than Buster Keaton's Civil War comedy The General (1926).
At one point during shooting, Raymond Griffith reportedly wanted to fire his co-star Mack Swain as he believed that Swain was "too funny." Film critic Walter Kerr has argued that this was not a result of jealousy but rather because Griffith considered Swain's acting style unsophisticated.
Following the successful telecasts of Othello (1922) and _'The Eagle (1925)_, New York City's WJZ (Channel 7), began a weekly series of Sunday evening silent film feature presentations, shown more or less in their entirety, which aired intermittently for the next twelve months. This feature was initially broadcast Sunday 26 December 1948, and, like the rest of the series, aired simultaneously on sister stations WFIL (Channel 6) (Philadelphia) and freshly launched WAAM (Channel 13) (Baltimore), an innovation at the time; the following week's selection would be Lorna Doone (1922).