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Although this film was shot in color, the viewed print was in black-and-white. Actor Rory Calhoun was borrowed from David O. Selznick's company for the production. Screen credits list Metropolis Productions as the copyright claimant, although Paramount is listed in copyright records. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, close-up shots of actor Rory Calhoun "drew shrill squeals, covering dialogue, from bobby-soxers" so an additional one hundred feet of film was shot, and the dialogue was removed from the close-up shots. Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne's novel was first filmed by Selig in 1915 as Ebb Tide. In 1922, Paramount released the first of its three versions of the novel, a silent feature entitled Ebb Tide, which was directed by George Melford and starred Lila Lee and James Kirkwood (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1512). A 1937 film of the same name was directed by James Hogan and starred Oscar Homolka, Frances Farmer and Ray Milland (see AFI Catalog of Features Films, 1931-40; F3.1178).