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The working title of this film was Dr. Red Adams. Although reviewers speculated that following this film, M-G-M's "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" series would be retitled the "Dr. Red Adams" series, Van Johnson, who played Adams, actually left the series after this film. In his New York Herald Tribune review of the picture, Bert McCord wrote about Johnson's apparent take-over of the series: "...there is one more 'Dr. Kildare' sequel I would like to see M-G-M make, and it is a story out of their own backyard. They should put one of their screen writers to work on the tribulations of a brilliant young actor whose religious beliefs were misinterpreted as cowardice, who endured internment and public scorn rather than join a combatant unit and who went on to become a medical aide in the front lines. Van Johnson could play it. Or better still, let Lew Ayres himself play it when he returns from service in the South Pacific." Although twins Lee and Lyn Wilde and Peggy O'Neill were announced as cast members, they did not appear in the completed film. In addition, a M-G-M news item announced Patricia Dane in the role of "Muriel," but that part was played by Ruthe Brady. According to an October 1944 Hollywood Reporter news item, scenes featuring Gloria DeHaven were added after she received good notices during a sneak preview of the film. For additionl information on the "Dr. Kildare" and "Dr. Gillespie" series, consult the Series Index and see entry for the 1938 film Young Dr. Kildare in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.5251.