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The film's working title was You Can't Escape Romance. According to a June 10, 1942 Hollywood Reporter news item, director of photography James Van Trees substituted for Tony Gaudio while the latter was sick with the flu. According to an undated press release included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library, Jane Wyman was to star with George Brent. Roy Chanslor's story was the basis of two earlier Warner Bros. films: the 1934 Hi Nellie!, starring Paul Muni and directed by Mervyn Le Roy, and the 1937 Love Is on the Air, starring Ronald Reagan and directed by Nick Grinde (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1895 and F3.2605). In 1949, Warner Bros. again filmed the story as The House Across the Street.