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Carole Lombard directed Alfred Hitchcock's cameo, making him do repeated retakes.
Carole Lombard was a devoted Democrat, while Robert Montgomery was a Republican. During breaks in filming, Lombard made a point of running into the studio parking lot and putting FDR re-election bumper stickers on Montgomery's car.
Alfred Hitchcock decided to direct this film, because of Carole Lombard's request. This was one of the very few films where Hitchcock wasn't involved in the scripting process. Since Hitchcock really didn't understand the type of people who were portrayed in the film, all he did was to photograph the scenes as written.
Carole Lombard, in order to twit Alfred Hitchcock and generate publicity about his comment that "actors are cattle", set up a miniature cattle pen on the set. The pen held three heifers, each emblazoned with the name of one of the three stars.
Cary Grant was the first choice for the role of David.
According to the documentary "Mr. Hitchcock Meets the Smiths", this is the first American film to feature a pizzeria.
Alfred Hitchcock's only screwball comedy. He was talked into directing it by Carole Lombard.
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This was the first Alfred Hitchcock film to be shown on American network television.
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By the movie release date, the World's Fair that Jeff and Ann attended had been closed for several months. The parachute ride was relocated after the fair to Coney Island.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 9, 1941 with Carole Lombard reprising her film role.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 30, 1949 with Robert Montgomery reprising his film role.

Director Cameo 

Alfred Hitchcock:  about halfway through the movie passing David Smith in front of his building.
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Director Trademark 

Alfred Hitchcock:  [bathroom]  a conversation is made difficult by a noisy flushing toilet.
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