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The working title of this film was Adventure in Sumatra. According to Hollywood Reporter, this was the first film to be based on the siege and capture of "the former British crown colony" by the Japanese at the beginning of World War II. Universal press materials state that this was actress Marjorie Lord's first film for the studio, which signed her to a studio contract based on her performance in a Los Angeles stage production of Springtime for Honey. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Noel Cravat in the cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed.