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Singer Gene Austin and jazz musicians Candy and Coco, who were known as "the hottest boys this side of Hades," made their screen debuts in this film. Before Gene Raymond was added to the cast, various actors were considered for his role, including James Dunn, Leif Erickson, Arthur Jarrett, Donald Woods and Robert Young, according to Hollywood Reporter news items. A pre-production Hollywood Reporter news item stated that director Clarence Brown went to San Francisco to scout locations for the picture. It is not known if any scenes were actually shot there, however. In a May 1948 Saturday Evening Post article, actor Edward Arnold states that the role of "Jack Brennan" was, to that date, his favorite part.