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The working title of this picture was The Private Practice of Michael Shayne. It was the first in Twentieth Century-Fox's Michael Shayne series. From 1940-42, Twentieth Century-Fox produced seven films based on the Michael Shayne character created by Brett Halliday and starring Lloyd Nolan as the detective. From 1946-47, PRC produced a series of five films based the Michael Shayne character, all starring Hugh Beaumont and directed by William Beaudine. In 1960, NBC produced the Michael Shayne television series starring Richard Denning. For additional information on films featuring the Michael Shayne character, please consult the Series Index.