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Working titles for this film were American Family, A Family Affair, Family Affair, Fly Away Home and Family Reunion. Contemporary sources note that cameraman Ernest Haller took over filming when James Wong Howe fell ill with the flu. A February 1939 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that Irving Rapper was set as dialogue director, but his participation in the film has not been confirmed. Although not a sequel, this film was a follow-up to the 1938 Warner Bros. film Four Daughters (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1452), which had the same cast. According to a Hollywood Reporter pre-release news item, Jack Warner personally wrote to 14,000 exhibitors to draw their attention to the film, much in the same way he did with Four Daughters. In addition, Warner Bros. plugged the film with a contest called the "Typical Daughters Contest," the winners of which were awarded with a Hollywood screen test. Hollywood Reporter also notes that Warner Bros. held up the release of the picture to coincide with National Daughters Day (23 July). Daughters Courageous was remade in 1942 by Warner Bros. as Always in My Heart, directed by Jo Graham and starring Kay Francis and Walter Huston; and again in 1954 as Young at Heart, directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Kay Francis and Frank Sinatra.