The film rights to Vaszary's play were secured by MGM in the early thirties. Due to the slightly risque (for the time) content, the project was shelved in the early stages. In 1942, after it was produced as a Broadway musical, the film was resurrected. Unfortunately, since the material was still considered too sophisticated for general audiences, the end result was dismal. It has not been completely established what songs were written for the early unfinished version. Those by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are believed to have been traced.