Dorothy Dell and Shirley Temple became good friends while filming this movie. When Dell died in a car crash shortly after the movie was completed, Temple was shielded from the news for as long as possible.
Adolphe Menjou was having difficulty with a particular line in the script. After the prompting of others on the set, Shirley Temple turned to director Alexander Hall and asked, "Is it too late to replace Mr. Menjou on this picture?"
The character Regret, named after the prize winning 1915 racehorse, was based on Otto "Abadabba" Berman, the financial genius behind gangster Dutch Schultz's business empire and the close friend of writer Damon Runyon. Berman was shot dead in a hit on Schultz a year after the film's release.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its first television presentations launched the MCA/Paramount Library both in Toledo Sunday 4 January 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Monday 5 January 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), followed by St. Louis Sunday 11 January 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4) and by New York City Monday 26 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Milwaukee it first aired 5 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 2 June 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Los Angeles 14 September 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Grand Rapids 23 December 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), and in Detroit 25 December 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), but in San Francisco it was not telecast until Thanksgiving Day Thursday 24 November 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It's earliest documented airing in Chicago took place 9 January 1964 on WBBM (Channel 2). This was first released on DVD 19 April 2005 in tandem with Little Miss Marker (1934) as the Shirley Temple - Little Darling Pack and since that time has also enjoyed an occasional airing on Turner Classic Movies.