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The working title of the film was Silent Thunder. According to a Film Daily news item, Fox Film Corp. protested Tiffany's use of the release title The Man Called Back because they felt it would conflict with the exhibition of The Man Who Came Back (see below). An arbitration board of producers working through the Hays Office voted in favor of Tiffany. According to modern sources, The Man Called Back was shot on a budget of $68,000. One reason for the low figure, given by director Robert Florey, was access to an elaborate jungle set recently constructed for Bird of Paradise, which doubled for the South Seas in the early scenes of The Man Called Back. Florey indicates that he initially suggested adapting Andrew Soutar's novel to producer Sam Bischoff, and that he also collaborated with Robert Presnell on the script.