* Shortly before filming began, Lionel Barrymore lost the use of his legs to crippling arthritis. To accommodate him, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the script was altered so that his character had a sprained ankle]], and Barrymore did the film on crutches. That's a pretty nice thing for those script writers to do for just one man.
* Ann Miller (Essie) once said that doing the ballet moves were extremely painful and she would often be crying in between takes. She never told anybody the reason why and JimmyStewart, assuming she was upset about something, he'd have boxes of candy sent to her to make her feel better. AWWWW!
* When the Vanderhof family has to pay a fine Mr. Krby gets the idea to help the family out. He's quickly shouted down be the families friends and neighbors, who quckly gather more than enough money to pay for them.
** Culminating with the kindhearted judge putting in a contribution.