Production began in 1937; by the time the final retakes were completed in 1939, the appearance of Merle Oberon, both in terms of make-up and hairstyle, had changed considerably, and are quite apparent in the finished film.
Ursala Jeans (Millie) played the part of Fanny Bridges in the 1933 Academy Award best picture winner "Cavalcade". Near the end of "Cavalcade", Fanny's mother calls on Lady Marryot, her former employer, to explain that Fanny is romantically involved with her son, Joe Marryot. By way of explaining that a former maid's daughter is worthy of marriage to a Lord's son, she states that Fanny is now quite successful and is appearing in the London stage production of "Over the Moon".
This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in Baltimore Friday 3 September 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Friday 10 September 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New York City Friday 17 September 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Chicago Monday 27 September 1948 on WGN (Channel 9) and by Los Angeles Sunday 10 October 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). Although filmed in Technicolor, these telecasts were in B&W, since color broadcasting was still in its experimental stage. The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942.