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The working titles of this film were The Indestructible Susan, Female of the Species and Women Have a Way. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, P. J. Wolfson was first slated to produce the film, and Cary Grant was to star. Hollywood Reporter also announced that Viola Brothers Shore was to work with Harold Kusell on a "polish" of the screenplay. Their contribution to the final film has not been confirmed, however. RKO borrowed Miriam Hopkins from Goldwyn for the production. According to Hollywood Reporter, director Leigh Jason hired 500 extras to appear in fight scenes that were shot at the Hollywood Legion Stadium. Hollywood Reporter news items add Harrison Greene, D'Arcy Corrigan, Manuel Paris, Eugene Ratovitch, Albert Petit and Marie Osborne to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed.