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At the end of the film when "Bowster" is lowered from the ceiling, he addresses the film audience directly: "Ladies and gents, I hope you've noticed our attempt in this picture to maintain the spirit of classic Greek tragedy throughout. Whenever the story interfered with art, we did not compromise. We gave up both. So boy got girl, girl got hotel, and I got nothing. Except that I did get rid of that Calliope. Good night, folks." A contemporary pre-release article notes that Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin and James Seymour contributed to the script. The exact nature of their contribution to the final script has not been determined. According to an early script in the Paramount files at the AMPAS library, Dorothy Lamour was originally considered for the role of "Sylvia Smith." According to the pressbook in copyright records, a mural appearing in the film was painted by Austrian artist Richard Kollorsz. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, some scenes were filmed on location at the Union Pacific yards, and Ventura and Rosita Boulevards in Los Angeles, CA. This film was one of Paramount's Silver Jubilee pictures, celebrating twenty-five years of production.