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This film was listed in the 1936-37 Motion Picture Almanac as a box office "champion" for 1935. According to Variety, the film's pressbook "co-credits" Herbert Fields and Claude Binyon as adaptors, although only Binyon receives onscreen credit. Ernest Cossart originated the role of Flogdell on the New York stage. According to press material, amateur billiards champion James Gleaves was hired by Paramount to coach Herbert Marshall for the film. Two additional adaptations of Samson Raphaelson's play were made by Paramount: in 1950 as Mr. Music, directed by Richard Haydn and starring Bing Crosby and Nancy Olson, and in 1959 as But Not for Me, directed by Walter Lang and starring Clark Gable and Carroll Baker.