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The working titles of the film were The Enemy and Stranger in the House. According to various news items, portions of the film were shot on location in Redlands, CA. According to one pre-production news items, some location shooting was also to take place in the "citrus districts" of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. Another news item added Napoleon Whiting to the cast, but he was not in the film. The same news item included Frank Ramsden in the cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been verified. Talk About a Stranger was the first theatrical film directed by David Bradley. His first film was Peer Gynt (1941), a highly regarded student film made while Bradley and the film's star, Charlton Heston, were students at Northwestern University (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).