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The working title for this film was You Were There. Although the SAB lists writer Thelma Strabel's work, also titled You Were There, as a novel, the onscreen credits list it as a story and no evidence of its publication as a novel has been located. Actor Billy McClain's name was misspelled in the end credits as "McLain." This picture marked Jayne Meadows' motion picture debut and Robert Taylor's return to the screen following three years of service in the Navy. Meadows is listed under the name Jayne Colter in the CBCS. Modern sources note that M-G-M paid $25,000 to David O. Selznick for the loan-out of actor Robert Mitchum. Katharine Hepburn and Taylor recreated their roles for the Lux Radio Theatre version of the story, which aired on October 6, 1947. In February 1947, according to a Hollywood Reporter news item, a $250,000 damages suit was brought against M-G-M by Fay Ehlert, a playwright who charged the studio with misappropriating the film's title from a one-act play she had submitted to the studio. The outcome of the suit is not known.