It shows what all the MGM women stars were doing instead of starring in Gone With the Wind in 1939 since many of them were considered or tried out for the part.
It was one of the top grossing films of the year with cosumtes designed by Adrian and was a well adapted screen version of the the Clare Booth Luce play. This is an extraordinary feat since 1939 is regarded as the greatest year in film by many historians.
It was reported that Shearer and Crawford's long time fued fired up during the making of this film.
It was remade, rather unsuccessfully, as a musical in 1956 with June Allyson and Joan Blondell in the cast.