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A 29 June 1951 Daily Variety article noted that despite a Pentagon directive intended to control the public's use of the term "GI," a term often cited as being derived from "Government Issue," which is printed on military material, Lippert Productions would not drop the title. According to a pre-production Hollywood Reporter news item, a national newspaper contest was conducted to select ten women for roles in the film. A July 30, 1998 Hollywood Reporter article attributes the screenplay to Henry Blankfort, who wrote under the pseudonym January Jeffries after being blacklisted. Blankfort's credit on the film was officially restored by the WGA in 1998. Hollywood Reporter production charts add Frank Vincent to the cast, but his appearance in the film has not been confirmed.