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The working title of this film was An American Story. A Hollywood Reporter production chart credits Les Milbrook as editor, but his participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. This was producer-director John Auer's first production for RKO. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, the studio saved building material and labor by using the studio gate and machine shop as the setting for the factory in the film. The Motion Picture Herald review commented that screenplay writer Arch Oboler, a prominent radio writer, employed radio dramatic techniques to great advantage in this film.