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This film was the first feature release of Hal Roach Studios, Inc. through United Artists. For many years previous to the production of this film, Roach pictures had been released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Loew's, Inc. According to a news item in the New York Times on October 16, 1938, the Citizen's Chiropractic Committee of the state of New York sued the producers of the film and Alan Mowbray for $100,000 in damages to the profession which resulted from its release. According to the same news item, the New York State Chiropractic Committee, and Dr. Sol Goldsmith of New York were particularly upset that the film implied that it was possible to go to chiropracty school through a correspondence course. Several reviews commented on the fact that Harry Langdon, who was one of the most famous film comedians of the silent era, did not even receive billing for his brief role as a minister. A contemporary news item noted that it was his first film role in four years. The Hollywood Reporter review mentioned that heiress Barbara Hutton, known at the time as the "richest girl in the world," must have been the "inspiration" for the picture. Pedro de Cordoba was identified in a production still from the film, but he does not appear in the released film. Music director Marvin Hatley was nominated for an Academy Award in the Music (Scoring) category for his work on the picture.