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According to various news items in Hollywood Reporter, Brian Aherne and Rosalind Russell were originally considered for the leads, and the race track sequence of the film was shot at Santa Anita. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Rosalind Ivan, Robert McWade, Olaf Hytten and Leonard Carey in the cast, however, their appearances in the completed film have not been confirmed. A news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that Ivan, a London stage actress, was to have made her debut in the film. For information on other films in which the detective Philo Vance appeared, see the entry below for The Kennel Murder Case and consult the Series Index.