Ginger Rogers originally was cast as Kitty, but instead Ginger went to broadway where she starred in the classic Gershwin musical, "Girl Crazy." Earlier, Ruby Keeler had been considered for the Kitty role.
Titles of the unused Irving Berlin songs are: "It's Yours"; "What a Lucky Break for Me"; "They're Going Down (Brokers' and Customers' Song) - which was rewritten as "Wedding and Crash"; "If You Believe" - a revised version was sung by Johnnie Ray in There's No Business Like Show Business (1954); "The Little Things in Life" - which provided hit records in early 1931 for Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Orchestra (vocal by Bing Crosby) on Victor, and Ted Wallace and His Campus Boys (vocal by Dick Dickson) on Columbia; "A Toast to Prohibition"; "You've Gotta Do Right by Me" and "(I Ask You) Is That Nice?"
Irving Berlin walked off the production and returned to Manhattan after arguing with writer-director Edmund Goulding over the movie's concept. In later years, Mr. Berlin, who had received story credit, would angrily condemn the film as released.