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The film's pre-release title was Fellow Prisoners. A news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that an important scene was shot at night at the Grand Central Airport in Burbank using seventy-five airplanes and 1,500 people. According to production records included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library, shooting lasted twenty-nine days and the film was made for a total cost of $245,000. A $25,000 suit was brought against Warner Bros. by Ferdinand Huszti Horvath charging that the use of the title Captured had rendered his book of the same title valueless. Horvath complained that the public had been misled into believing that the book, which he had previously submitted to the studio, had been filmed by Warner Bros. and thus the sale of his story to other studios had been prevented. The final resolution of the lawsuit has not been determined.