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The working title of this film was The Golden Years. According to a March 1941 Hollywood Reporter news item, Larraine Noble was initially slated to write a treatment of Augusta Tucker's novel, but Noble's contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. According to a pre-production news item in Los Angeles Examiner, a role in this film was being tailored for actress Betty Field. Hollywood Reporter news items also reported that Jean Arthur was considered for a lead role in the film. This film marked John Berry's feature film directorial debut. The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast a version of Miss Susie Slagle's on October 21, 1946, featuring Joan Caulfield, William Holden and Billy De Wolfe.