Bette Davis, in her autobiography The Lonely Life,
said of this picture: "Jimmy Cagney, with whom I'd always wanted to work in something fine, spent most of his time in the picture removing cactus quills from my behind. This was supposedly hilarious. We romped about the desert and I kept
falling into cactus." Most critics did not agree, however, and lauded her performance in this departure from her usual dramatic fare. Cagney, of course, is tremendous as the pugnacious, rough-housing, down-on-his-luck airline pilot who accepts the job of returning the daughter of a Texas oil
tycoon to her father's ranch, unmarried, for the freight charge of $10 a pound. Thro...