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The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction. Spring Byington recreated the role of "Bridgie" from the Broadway version of Rachel Crother's play, which was also the basis of a 1933 M-G-M film entitled When Ladies Meet. The title of the earlier film was at one time changed to Strange Skirts for its television release to avoid confusion with the 1941 version. The 1933 film, which was written by John Meehan and Leon Gordon (both of whom are credited on the SAB only as contributing writers), was directed by Harry Beaumont and starred Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery and Myrna Loy (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.5046). The 1941 picture very closely follows the plot of the 1933 film. An ABC television of the play was broadcast on June 11, 1952, directed by Alex Segal and starring Patricia Morison and Richard Carlson.