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According to a news item in New York Times, this was the first project for Mutual Productions, a production company formed by Fred MacMurray and director Leslie Fenton. According to a news item in Los Angeles Examiner, Fenton decided to play the role of the Merchant Marine ship captain because of his experience as a captain of a torpedo boat during the war. This was Fenton's first screen role since the 1938 film Boys Town (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.0465). Fred MacMurray and Marguerite Chapman reprised their roles in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on May 13, 1946.