While filming the scene in which Shirley Temple rides in an ostrich-drawn carriage, the ostrich was startled by the bright lights and bolted forward. Temple was thrown from the carriage, but fortunately, a crew member caught her in midair.
Shirley Temple later recalled of a chase scene in this film, "I was being chased by the little black boys who were playing the African natives. The director wanted all the children to fall at one time. I got through on the path and then they put a wire up and tripped all the little black boys at once and, of course, they all fell in a heap, and some of their legs were cut."