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As the viewed print was missing a reel, information for that portion of the story was taken from the Release Dialogue Script in the Paramount Collection at the AMPAS Library. According to news items in Hollywood Reporter, Alan Ladd was originally slated to make his first appearance as a lead actor in this film. Ladd's debut as a star came in This Gun for Hire (see below). After Ladd, Albert Dekker was considered for the lead. News items also note that the Victoria Station scenes were shot at the M-G-M studios.