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The working titles of this film were Man in Possession and Man in Her House. H. M. Harwood's play opened on Broadway on November 1, 1930. According to a Hollywood Reporter production chart, Melville Cooper was in the cast, however, he did not appear in the released film. This was the only film in which M-G-M stars Robert Taylor and Jean Harlow appeared together. Reginald Owen, who played "Claude Dabney," and Forrester Harvey, who played the bailiff, "Herbert Jenkins," in the picture, played the same roles in M-G-M's 1931 version of the play, Man in Possession. Robert Montgomery, who appeared in the 1931 film in the role of Raymond recreated the role for a August 12, 1935 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast version of the story.