Stan Laurel once remarked that Richard Cramer, seen here as the abusive foster father, had absolutely no sense of humor, and played everything straight. Stan used him when he needed a serious character who wouldn't try to get a laugh.
One scene depicts Jackie Lyn Dufton cowering and crying alone in a room while foster father Richard Cramer abuses his wife in an off-screen room. We can hear the wife crying and pleading while Cramer shouts and overturns and breaks furniture. It's implied that the same has happened to little Jackie. It's a very disturbing scene, especially in a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy, and early television censored it or cut it out completely. It was restored for television syndication in the 1980s.
This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 19 September 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of its newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931-43, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. Its earliest documented telecast in Los Angeles took place Tuesday 2 August 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5).