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Dashiell Hammett's story, his first original for the screen, was called "After School." This film marks stage actress Sylvia Sidney's screen debut. Early scripts list Clara Bow as "Nan," Juliette Compton as "Agnes," and Terrance Ray as "McCoy." Modern sources add the following production credits: Producer, E. Lloyd Sheldon; Editing, William Shea; Mus/Orch, Sidney Cutner; and Sound, J. A. Goodrich and M. M. Paggi. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Terry Carroll (Esther March), Edward Le Saint (Shooting gallery patron), Willard Robertson (Detective), Hal Price (Shooting gallery onlooker), Ethan Laidlaw (Killer at prison), George Regas (Machine gunner), Bob Kortman (Servant), Leo Willis (Henchman), Bill Elliott (Dancer), Allan Cavan (Policeman), Bert Hanlon (Baldy), Matty Kemp (Man stabbed with fork) and Kate Drain Lawson.