The Freshmans arrived in Australia in April 1939ref and the script was ready by June.ref Hall later wrote that Freshman "seemed to lack the vital comedy sense we needed, but he was a good constructor in a general way of screenplay writing. The boxing ring sequence was, I think, one of the funniest things we did at Cinesound."ref
The romantic leads were played by Cinesound regular [[Shirley Ann Richards]] and John Fleeting. Fleeting had previously appeared in [[Gone to the Dogs (1939 film)|]] (1939).ref Singing star [[Jean Hatton]] appeared in her second movie, after [[Mr. Chedworth Steps Out]] (1938).
The film was the first starring future Australian filmstar [[Chips Rafferty]] (as an uncredited extra).
=== Shooting ===
The movie was mostly shot at Cinesound's Bondi studios, with carnival scenes filmed at the . An estimated 16,000 extras were used.ref During filming, [[Jean Hatton]] was injured falling down two flights of stairs but managed to recover.ref