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The working title of this film was That Hunter Girl. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, John Lockert was assigned to edit the film, but his death on May 14, 1944 prevented his participation in the project. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that the sprinkler scene was filmed at Pickfair, the Beverly Hills mansion owned by Mary Pickford. Other location shots were filmed in Monterey, CA. Bride by Mistake marked the first producer credit for screenwriter Bert Granet. RKO borrowed Marsha Hunt from M-G-M, Allyn Joslyn from Twentieth Century-Fox and Alan Marshal from David O. Selznick Productions for the film. Norman Krasna's story was first filmed by RKO in 1934 under the title The Richest Girl in the World. That picture was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1931-40; F3.3726). Marsha Hunt and Laraine Day reprised their roles in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on January 1, 1945, co-starring John Hodiak.