At one point, Thelma Todd is telling Groucho that she is living unhappily (and wants "freedom, liberty, justice, etc.). Groucho responds, "I know, I know, you're a woman who's been getting nothing but dirty breaks her whole life. Well we can clean and fix those breaks, but you'll have to stay in the garage all night." Less than four years later, Thelma Todd died of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of being locked in a garage with a running car. There has been much controversy as to whether her death was an accident or not, even to this day. See more...
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Plot hole: As the film opens, each of the four Marx Brothers is hiding in a barrel in the ship's hold. An ensign tells the captain that he knows there are four stowaways because he heard them singing "Sweet Adeline," a traditional barbershop quartet song. However, Harpo never spoke in the films, so the ensign would have heard only three voices.