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Change of Heart

Change of Heart(1938)

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The working title of this film was Headline Huntress. According to a February 22, 1937 Daily Variety news item, Fox intended to co-feature Michael Whalen and Katherine de Mille in the film. Although author Stewart Edward White is not credited on screen, or in the Screen Achievements Bulletin or reviews, the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Theater Arts Library add the following information about the literary source: an original, unpublished story entitled "Headline Huntress" was purchased from authors Lillian Worth and Edythe Zell and was intended to be the basis of the film, but was not actually used. After the picture was completed and the screen credits prepared, it was learned by Fox executives that the script by screenwriters Frances Hyland and Albert Ray "incorporated a great portion of" a 1930 Fox film entitled Part Time Wife, which in turn was based on the short story "The Shepper-Newfounder" by Stewart Edward White (see The AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4147). Fox decided not to credit White for Change of Heart and hoped that he would not complain. A pre-release Motion Picture Herald article noted that "the producing organization has not yet arrived at a decision as to who will receive writing and adapting credits." Some scenes were filmed on location at the Flintridge Country Club in California.