In the argument between Sgt. Quirt and Capt. Flagg, the actors actually swore at each other. Hundreds of complaint letters were received by Fox by angry lip-readers who recognized the words.
In The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (1973), director Raoul Walsh said that several homes near the filming location for the battle were damaged and that Fox Films paid around $70,000 in damages to the owners.
First film to use "special effects" as a credit.
Actor 'Jack Fay ' died at age 25 on November 15, 1928, of injuries sustained in an explosion during the shooting of this film.
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The melody "Charmaine" (Rapee/Pollock) was specially written for the pit musicians to play during the film. When the film was remade in 1952, "Charmaine" was incorporated in the soundtrack music.
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Beginning with its showings on Jan. 21, 1927, this was the first Fox film to use the studio's new Movietone sound system.
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Shown at Cinefest 2011.
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.
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