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The film's pre-release title was Missing Persons. According to news items in Daily Variety, Warren William was originally scheduled to play the lead and Charles Wilson was to be a featured player. One-hundred thirty-four extras were used in one day; 200 on another. Correspondence between the AMPP and Warner Bros. executives reveal concern over the portrayal of a ransom demand for a kidnapped person. Modern sources list the following cast: Christian Rub (Apartment house manager); Dewey Robinson (Waterfront diner customer); Hobart Cavanaugh (Mr. Harris); Edward Keane (Hotel manager); Frank Darien; Harry C. Bradley; and Grace Hayle.