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The working titles of this film were Prince Charming, Golden Legend, Spring in Paris, Paris in Spring, Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard and Sylvestre Bonnard. Daily Variety reviewed it under the title Paris in Spring. Hollywood Reporter news items note that after a week's worth of shooting at the RKO lot, the production moved to Prudential Studios, and later shot on location in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Hollywood Reporter news items add Mary Bovard, David Worth, Fred Kohler, Sr., Fred Kohler, Jr., Akim Tamiroff, Jerry Miley, Anne Neal, George Davis and Charles Martin to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. A French film version of France's novel, which was directed by Andr Berthomieu and starred Emile Matrat and Simone Bourday, was filmed in 1929 as Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard.