Features a graphic lynching scene which was very upsetting to many viewers, and to African Americans especially. There were some, however, who felt it a bold statement against race crimes which were still being committed in some parts of the United States.
Almost no production stills survive from this film. When the American Cinematheque added the film to their October, 2012, list of screenings, they could find only one behind-the-scenes photograph to use as an illustration for their brochure.
In an April 21st, 1932 article for the Milwaukee Sentinal (written by Eileen Percy ), it was announced that Charles Bickford would be playing the lead role in this film. The role was eventually played by Pat O'Brien.