First film to use "special effects" as a credit.
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.
Actor 'Jack Fay ' died at age 25 on November 15, 1928, of injuries sustained in an explosion during the shooting of this film.
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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