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According to Hollywood Reporter, producer Alex Gottlieb was assigned to develop an Abbott and Costello comedy entitled The Naughty Nineties in January 1943; it has not been determined, however, if any elements of Gottlieb's project were used in this film. Early Hollywood Reporter production charts include Mantan Moreland in the cast, but he did not appear in the released film. Abbott and Costello revised their famous "Who's on First?" comedy routine in The Naughty Nineties, having previously performed it in their 1940 film debut, Universal's One Night in the Tropics (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.3271).