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The working title of this picture was Give and Take, which was also the working title of Robert Taylor's 1938 film, The Crowd Roars. Stand Up and Fight was also the working title of The Crowd Roars. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Taylor and Wallace Beery were assigned to this film when production was delayed on Northwest Passage, in which they were both to appear. Although a news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that Selznick player Margaret Tallichet was loaned out to M-G-M to appear in this picture, her participation in the project is unconfirmed. According to another news item in Hollywood Reporter, Ann Morriss was considered for the lead in this film. The picture was partially shot on location at Chico, CA.