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Although the character played by Kurt Kasznar is listed in the onscreen credits and reviews as "Louie," he is identified in the film as "Tony Midelli." Reginald Owen is billed above George Mathews in the opening credits, but below him in the end credits. A studio publicity release, dated December 8, 1952, stated that production had begun that week, and that George Oppenheimer was collaborating on the screenplay with credited writers Laslo Vadnay and Martin Rackin. Production was delayed until March 1953, however, and Oppenheimer's contribution to the film has not been determined. The publicity release also included Adolphe Menjou and Horace McMahon in the cast, but they were not in the film. A December 1952 Hollywood Reporter news item adds Harry Cheshire to the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. According to an April 1953 Hollywood Reporter news item, Bronislau Kaper was originally to do the musical score.