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This film's working titles were Take This Woman, I Take This Woman and Lady 17. According to Hollywood Reporter, Paramount paid $50,000 for the screen rights to Ladislas Fodor's story. Paulette Goddard was originally considered for the starring role in the picture. A pre-production news item in Hollywood Reporter states that Arturo de Cordova was cast in a lead role in this film; however, he did not appear in the final picture. The Imperfect Lady was the last released film of long-time character actor Miles Mander, who died in February 1946. Mander also appeared in the 1946 Columbia film The Walls Came Tumbling Down (see below), which was shot at approximately the same time as The Imperfect Lady, but was released earlier. Interiors for the film included a replica of London's Old Bailey courtroom as it appeared in 1892. Paramount News reported that technical consultant Hilda Grenier was formerly the Royal Dresser to Queen Mary, wife of George V of Great Britain.