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Working titles of the film were Dr. Gillespie's Prison Story and Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Story. The characters of "Marcia Bradburn" and "Roy Todwell" had previously appeared in the film Calling Dr. Gillespie, although in the earlier film, actor Phil Brown had portrayed Roy. Actress Katharine Booth made her motion picture debut in the film. Hollywood Reporter news items include William G. Fisher, Betty Jean Nichols, Jeanette Alice Winkler, Diane Toien, Geraldine Pinker and Marion Salerno in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. The Variety review incorrectly identified the film's editor as Laurie Vejar. For additional information on the Dr. Gillespie series, see the entry above for Calling Dr. Gillespie and the entry for Young Dr. Kildare in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.5251, and consult the Series Index.