was tutored in her Chinese dialogue by Bessie Nyi, a UCLA student from Shanghai. When Shirley tried her phrases on the film's extras, they didn't understand her. Her dialogue was in Mandarin, which was appropriate for her character, but the Chinese community of Los Angeles largely spoke Cantonese, and consequently most of the dialogue spoken by the extras in the movie is in Cantonese, which was not spoken in Shanghai, where this film is set. See more
It appears as though Alice Faye after finishing a game of shuffleboard with her fiancé, Mr. Hope, changed from wearing a pair of shorts to a sun-dress of sorts. In one scene she is seen leaving the ship's shuffleboard area in shorts and then entering an interior cabin in the sun-dress. After playing shuffleboard, Alice Faye buttons on a wrap-around skirt. See more
Mind you, he was only twelve! Richard spoke up as quick as a flash, and what do you think he said?
He said, "You may use my bicycle, Geraldine. I love sports, but I love the principles of manhood more."
I'm afraid I'm boring you.
I'm sorry, Mrs. Hope, but Richard told me that story the first three times you told it to me...
I tell it not because Richard is my son, but because I thought you, as his future wife, might be interested. Obviously I was mistaken, but mark my words, the time will come ...
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Originally from The Big Broadcast (1932)
Copyright 1932 by Famous Music Corp.
Sung by Sammee Tong See more