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The Scarf

The Scarf(1951)

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The working title of this film was The Dungeon. A Hollywood Reporter news item notes that Edwin Rolfe's story "The Dungeon" was to be published as a novel simultaneously with the film's release; however, no information confirming such publication has been found. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Vicki Cummings and Otto Kruger were considered for parts in the film. According to information in the copyright records, the CBCS and reviews, Celia Lovsky was cast as "Mrs. Barrington," however, there was no character by that name in the print viewed and Lovsky's appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. The appearance of some additional cast members listed only in the the copyright records has not been confirmed.
       A April 13, 1950 Hollywood Reporter article notes that Ray Turner, pianist and member of Paramount's music department, recorded "Summer Nights" for the film. Portions of the film were shot on location near Palmdale in the Mojave desert and an unidentified California state asylum. This was director E. A. Dupont's first film since 1939's Hell's Kitchen, which he co-directed with Lewis Seiler (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40).
       According to Daily Variety news items in December 1953 Bank of America filed suit against Gloria Productions and other defendants, seeking $4,100 still due on a $275,000 loan for the film. The plaintiff had previously asked the court to foreclose on the production and subsequently sold the film after the balance of its original loan was not paid. The complaintant also asked the court to declare Sunset Securities Co., a company affiliated with the Bank of America, the sole owner of the film. The disposition of the suit is unknown.