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The working title of this film was All Brides Are Beautiful. According to contemporary sources, RKO bought the rights to Thomas Bell's novel in 1940 and updated it to include World War II. RKO borrowed Mark Stevens, who made his screen debut in the picture, and Henry Morgan from Twentieth Century-Fox, and Joan Fontaine from David O. Selznick's company. Director John Berry was borrowed from Paramount. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Sally Gettleman was cast in the picture, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Hollywood Reporter also notes that at the time of the picture's release, advisor Roy Stockston, the head of the California Veteran Division of the USES, conducted radio interviews of ex-servicemen and counseled them about employment problems. Modern sources note that while the film received lukewarm reviews, it was a box office hit. Joan Fontaine and Mark Stevens reprised their roles in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on October 28, 1946.