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The working title of this film was Faculty Row. Modern sources also list The Professor Takes a Wife as a working title. According to contemporary news items, screenwriter Bill Noble wrote Young Ideas while he was a student at the University of Washington and submitted it to M-G-M as part of his application to the studio's "junior writing department." After M-G-M bought the script, veteran writer Ian McLellan Hunter rewrote it with Noble, who was then put on the studio payroll. Frances Raeburn was cast in the picture, but dropped out due to an appendectomy, according to Hollywood Reporter. Although CBCS lists Howard Freeman and Grady Sutton in the cast, they did not appear in the final film. According to a January 1943 Hollywood Reporter news item, Virginia Farmer was cast, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.