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Contemporary news items note that in May 1942, Ida Lupino was announced to star in this picture and Jacques Thery and Ivan Goff were to write the screenplay. The exact nature of Thery's and Goff's contributions to the final film has not been determined. Jack Benny and Claude Rains performed a radio version of the story on the Ford Theater on March 4, 1949, and a televised version of the story was broadcast in 1955 on CBS. Aside from guest appearances in It's in the Bag (1945) and A Guide for the Married Man (1967), this was Jack Benny's final feature film. He frequently joked about The Horn Blows at Midnight on his radio and TV shows, saying that it was so awful that it ended his career.