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The working titles of this film were Cinderella Goes to War, Reaching for the Stars and High Among the Stars. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, producer Charles Rogers had originally cast Brian Aherne and Susan Hayward as the film's romantic leads. When Hayward refused the loan-out role, she was suspended by her home studio, Paramount, and replaced by Constance Moore. David Butler was also considered at that time as the film's director. An September 8, 1944 Hollywood Reporter news item states that when actress Hattie McDaniel became pregnant she was replaced in the role of "Hannah" by Louise Beavers. Hollywood Reporter also reported that the film was financed jointly by the Ideal Factory Corp. of New York and the Walter Heller Corp. of Chicago. Hollywood Reporter news items include Ann Sterling, Maurice Costello, Pat Moran and Helen McAllister in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed.