This was the penultimate picture for Harlow, who was already suffering from the illness that caused the uremic poisoning that took her life. It was also the only picture that she and Taylor made together. He was the darling of the MGM lot and worked with almost every leading lady in
Culver City and had just come off a sensational appearance opposite Greta Garbo in CAMILLE. Making a comedy was just the ticket for Taylor, if only to get out of the tubercular mood of his last film, and this was a nice way to do that. Hard to believe, but Van Dyke (known as "One-Take" because he
moved so quickly) shot the entire movie in less than two weeks! Harlow is an American widow...