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According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Hal Rosson was first assigned to photograph this film. Because of illness, he was replaced by Ray June prior to the start of production. Hollywood Reporter news items also note that, after she received word that her father was seriously ill in Ireland, Maureen O'Sullivan left the project and was replaced by Loretta Young. However, when Loretta Young was hospitalized just before production, M-G-M re-hired O'Sullivan, who then cancelled her plans to go to Ireland. Because of these setbacks, the start of production was delayed by a week, and Van Dyke was forced to change his first week's shooting schedule to accomodate his missing stars. Scenes for the film were shot in Santa Cruz, CA, according to news items. Writer Mauri Grashin was nominated for a "Best Story" Academy Award but lost to Arthur Caesar and M-G-M's Manhattan Melodrama. In 1941, Robert Sinclair directed Virginia Weidler and Paul Kelly in I'll Wait for You, an M-G-M remake of Grashin's story.