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"Doc's" alias is "John Morgan" in the film, but he is listed as "John Madison" in the credits. Tyrone Power, Sr. was first cast as "The Patriarch," but died at the beginning of filming on December 30, 1931 and was replaced by Hobart Bosworth. A reel of footage from this film was presented to Tyrone Power, Jr., as the last photographic record of his father. Frank L. Packard and Robert H. Davis' novel was first filmed in 1919 by Mayflower/Famous Players-Lasky. The silent film version, which also was titled The Miracle Man, was directed by George Loane Tucker and starred Betty Compson, Thomas Meighan and Lon Chaney (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.2953).