One of the scenes depicts Mary singing "Musetta's Waltz" from Act II of Puccini's opera "La Bohème." In a later scene, Jimmy is living in a garret, and out of frustration he tries to burn his scores in the garret's stove, while Herman burns his hands retrieving them. The first and fourth acts of Puccini's opera takes place in a Parisian garret shared by four struggling artists. One of them is a poet who's working on a play. Since there's no firewood, he burns his manuscript.
Lew Ayers sings a line from the song "Brown October Ale" to Ian Hunter. The song is from the 1890's comic opera "Robin Hood". Ian Hunter appeared the previous year (1938) in "The Adventures of Robin Hood".
This film received its initial television broadcasts in Los Angeles Thursday 16 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Monday 14 July 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); its earliest documented telecasts in San Francisco took place 13 May 1961 on KGO-TV (Channel 7) and in New York City 10 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2).