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The working titles of this film were Moonstruck, Lazy Bones and Lazybones. On February 10, 1942, Hollywood Reporter stated that the film was to have a budget of $500,000. Joe E. Brown does a comic impersonation of Adolf Hitler in the picture. Joan of Ozark was the first feature-length film produced by Harriet Parsons, who had previously done short subjects. The picture also marked the screen debut of actress Anne Jeffreys.