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A news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that actor Keith Douglas' name was changed by Warner Bros. from Douglas Kennedy to avoid confusion with Arthur Kennedy. News items in Hollywood Reporter add the following information: Ann Sheridan was originally cast in the film, but lost the part because of a dispute with the studio. Cliff Nazarro was tested for a part. Paul Mantz, a noted flyer and stunt pilot is included as a cast member in a Hollywood Reporter production chart. It is probable that Mantz also performed some of the film's flying sequences. Although the Hollywood Reporter review stated that this film marked the first time Bette Davis and James Cagney starred together, they had earlier starred in the 1934 Warner Bros. film Jimmy the Gent. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.2218). Bob Hope starred with Hedy Lamarr in a December 29, 1941 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story. Lux Video Theatre produced a version on July 28, 1955.