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Aline MacMahon made her motion picture debut in this film. According to Hal Wallis' autobiography, Wallis was concerned that the newspaper office seem authentic, and to this end, his staff made sketches of the interiors of two newpaper offices in order to create exactly correct dimensions. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Production category. Five Star Final was the first film in which actress Marian Marsh (1913-2006) was billed under that name. She made two feature films in 1930, at which time she was credited as Marilyn Morgan. Modern sources list additional cast members as: Harold Waldridge (Arthur Goldberg), Polly Walters (Telephonist), James Donlan (Reporter) and Frank Darien (Schwartz). According to modern sources the newspaper was inspired by Bernarr McFadden's New York Graphic. The film was remade by Warner Bros. in 1936 as Two Against the World starring Humphrey Bogart (see below).