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The working title of this film was Tamed. Hollywood Reporter announced in November 1934 that Fred Astaire was RKO's first choice for the picture's male lead. RKO borrowed George Brent from Warner Bros. for the production. Motion Picture Herald's "The Cutting Room" includes Henry Stephenson and Shelly Hall in the cast, while Hollywood Reporter news items and production charts list Jack Hatfield, Monte Vandergrift and Bud Jamison as cast members. The participation of these actors in the final film has not been confirmed. Scenes for this film were shot at Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Modern sources credit Mel Berns as makeup artist and John Miehle as still photographer. Additional modern source cast includes Lew Kelly (Mountain man), Bob McKenzie (Theater manager), Lee Shumway (Studio representative), Tiny Jones (Woman in theater), William B. Davidson (Director Bill Sutter) and George Davis (Cabbie). Bud Jamison's character is listed as "Man in elevator." According to modern sources, Public Property was a second working title.