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The working title of this film was Wings of Mercy, which was also the title of Alice Curtis' unpublished story. According to Motion Picture Herald, Diana Gibson had been a child star in the "silent" movies, but that claim has not been confirmed. Joan Fontaine enjoyed her first starring role in this film and was billed on screen as a "new RKO screen personality." Her photo credit appeared at the end of the viewed print, an unusual placement for the time. In a modern interview, Fontaine reported that she got the part of "Doris" after Katharine Hepburn, with whom she had appeared in a small role in Quality Street (see below), recommended her to a "B" movie producer on the RKO lot. Hollywood Reporter production charts add James Conlin, Douglas Wood and Edward Van Sloan to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed.