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Certain scenes were filmed on location in San Francisco. The film had several pre-release titles including The Gentleman from San Francisco, The Golden Gate, and Fog over San Francisco. According to Daily Variety, Warner Bros. changed the title from Gentleman from San Francisco under pressure from the American publishers of a Nobel prize-winning book of the same title by Russian novelist Ivan Bunin, despite the fact that the plots of the two stories were nothing alike. In 1942, Warner Bros. remade the story as Spy Ship, adding a wartime twist. It starred Craig Stevens, with Irene Manning in the Bette Davis role, and was directed by B. Reeves Eason.