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This film's working title was The Sentence. According to a February 27, 1946 press release, cast members Herb Caen, Bill McWilliams, Mike Musura, Jerry Bauluch, Fred Johnson, Jack Daley, Bill Best, Seymore Snaer and James Nickle were real-life reporters. Caen became a noted San Francisco columnist, whose column was published for more than fifty years. According to the Variety review, the story was based on "an actual insurance case history."