- Acting for Two: Edward G. Robinson is the timid Jones, and the killer Mannion.
- Creator's Oddball: People still get surprised when they hear John Ford directed this Screwball Comedy. This was four years before Ford directed Stagecoach and became widely regarded for his work on Westerns.
- Playing Against Type: Edward G. Robinson only accepted the role because it played with his gangster image. It's also an early example since it's 9 years before his role in Double Indemnity.
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