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The pressbook provides the following information: Some scenes were filmed at the U. S. Coast Guard based in San Diego, CA. Paramount rented Amelia Earhart's monoplane to appear as the smuggler's plane. Hollywood Reporter pre-release production charts include in the cast Donald Kirke, Frank Losee, Edgar Dearing and Nick Lukats. A pre-release news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that Lynne Overman was scheduled to play Calico Smith, but had to leave the role to work on Poppy (see below). On February 6, 1936, Hollywood Reporter announced that Cary Grant would play the lead in Border Flight, however he does not appear in the final film.