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Charles Martin's onscreen credit reads: "Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Martin." According to a modern source, this film was re-titled The Loves and Death of a Scoundrel for marketing purposes. Although a January 1956 Hollywood Reporter production charts and news items add George Brent, Ted Jacques, Renee Patryn and Michael Mark to the cast, Brent does not appear in the released film, and the appearance of the other actors has not been confirmed.
Reviews noted the resemblance between "Clementi Sabourin" and real-life New York financier Serge Rubinstein, an amoral, Russian-born immigrant who had a genius for manipulating money. Rubinstein, a renowned playboy and swindler, was convicted of evading the draft in 1947. He was murdered in January 1955, and although an intensive investigation followed, the killer was never identified.