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Carole Lombard directed Alfred Hitchcock's cameo, making him do repeated retakes.
Carole Lombard was a devoted Democrat, whilst Robert Montgomery was a Republican. During breaks in filming, Lombard made a point of running into the studio parking lot and putting election bumper stickers advocating the re-election of Franklin D. Roosevelt on Montgomery's car.
According to the documentary Mr. Hitchcock Meets the Smiths (2004), this is the first American film to feature a pizzeria.
This was the first Alfred Hitchcock film to be shown on American network television.
Alfred Hitchcock decided to direct this film, because of Carole Lombard's request. This was one of the few films where Hitchcock wasn't involved in the scripting process. Since he really didn't understand the type of people who were portrayed in the film, all he did was basically photograph the scenes as written.
Cary Grant was the first choice for the role of David.
This is Alfred Hitchcock's only screwball comedy. He was talked into directing it by Carole Lombard.
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.
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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Although Alfred Hitchcock claimed he directed the film as a favor to Carole Lombard, RKO files indicate that Hitchcock actually pursued the project.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 30, 1949 with Robert Montgomery reprising his film role.
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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.
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Ann Krausheimer (Carole Lombard) and David Smith (Robert Montgomery) were married in Beacham in March 1937.
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The film takes place in 1940.
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The first of Alfred Hitchcock's American films set completely in the United States. Foreign Correspondent (1940) begins in the U.S. but most of the action transpires in Europe. Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) take place in Britain.
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According to the documentary "Mr. Hitchcock Meets the Smiths", this is the first American film to feature a pizzeria.
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Director Cameo 

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

Director Trademark 

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

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