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According to production records included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library, the film was shot over 18 days at a total cost of $197,000. Film Daily news items note that Warner Bros was sued by Emile Gauvreau and George Clarke, editors of the New York Mirror, who alleged that the film was based on their story, "When Beer Comes Back." Their script was submitted to the William Morris Agency, but the studio denied seeing it. Modern sources list the following additional cast members: Sidney Bracey (Butler), Selmer Jackson (Voice of radio announcer), Dewey Robinson (Butch Zaqutoski), John Kelly (Editing), Rolfe Sedan (Waiter), Bob Perry and Adrian Morris (Joe Milan's hoods), Charles Coleman (Charteris), Bill Elliott (Guest), Leonard Carey (Ingleby), Nora Cecil (Maid), Lester Dorr and Lorin Raker (Investment clerks), Joan Barclay, Lorena Layson, Maxine Cantway, Jayne Shadduck, Loretta Andrews, Ann Hovey, Lynn Browning, Renee Whitney, Margaret LaMarr, Alice Jans, Barbara Rogers, Bonnie Bannon, Toby Wing, and Pat Wing (Society girls), Guy Usher (Detective), John Marston (District Attorney), and Harry Tenbrook (Pulido).