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The working title of this film was The Puzzle of the Briar Pipe, which was also the title of the British edition of Palmer's novel. Murder on a Bridle Path was the fourth production in the Hildegarde Withers-Oscar Piper series, and the first and only in which Helen Broderick played the "Hildegarde Withers" character. According to a Hollywood Reporter production chart, Dewey Robinson, Maxine Jennings and Barlowe Borland were cast members, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. For more information on the series, see entry for Penguin Pool Murder and consult the Series Index.