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The working titles of the film were Summer Lightning, and Carelessly We Love. This was theatrical director and producer Joshua Logan's first film as a director. He did not direct another picture until Picnic (1955). According to copyright records, portions of the picture were filmed in the Franklyn Canyon area of Los Angeles and the novel was serialized in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan. A news item in Hollywood Reporter prior to the film's production noted that Brian Aherne would appear in the film. Available contemporary information cannot confirm whether Aherne was to play the role given to Henry Fonda or Alan Marhsall. A news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that this film marked actress Louise Platt's motion picture debut. Fonda and Joan Bennett recreated their roles for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on May 30, 1938. According to modern sources, George Cukor directed a few scenes in the picture.