- The Cast Showoff: The bit with the slingshot was written in after it was discovered that Shirley Temple was good with a slingshot. A few years after this film was made, she actually turned her slingshot on Eleanor Roosevelt!
- What Could Have Been: In an early version of the script, Virgie gives Lincoln the inspiration he needs to write the Gettysburg Address. A script doctor made them get rid of that, saying "if you ever even suggest that Shirley Temple was the inspiration for the Gettysburg Address, they'll throw rocks at us".
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