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The film's working titles were Night Shift and Why Was I Born?. A October 7, 1942 Hollywood Reporter news item reports that Warner Bros. purchased Maritta Wolff's novel for $25,000. At that time, the film was to star Ann Sheridan and Humphrey Bogart, according to a October 12, 1942 Hollywood Reporter news item. In mid-February and again in early March 1943, a film based on Wolff's novel was announced with a cast that included Sheridan, Jack Carson, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, Dane Clark, Eleanor Parker and Dolores Moran. In Feb, Raoul Walsh was to direct and Benjamin Glazer was the producer. In Mar, Lloyd Bacon had been assigned to direct. Modern sources report that Ida Lupino's singing voice was dubbed by Peg LaCentra.