Award Snub: Marlene Dietrich was so certain she would be nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Christine Vole that she recorded a new introduction to her Las Vegas show mentioning her nomination. She was not nominated, and was crushed. To add insult to injury her co-star Elsa Lancaster was for her rather minor and bland role as Sir Wilfred's private nurse.
Harsher in Hindsight: The plot deals with Charles Laughton recovering from a severe heart attack while defending Tyrone Power. In reality, this would be Power's last complete film - he would die of a heart attack while on the set of his next film less than one year after release of this one.