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The working titles of this film were Paris, France, Paris Underground, French Underground and The Night Is Ending. According to a September 1, 1942 Hollywood Reporter news item, Lee Marcus was originally set to produce the picture, which was to be directed by Robert Florey, while a November 26, 1942 Los Angeles Times news item reported that Annabella was to have the starring role. The news item also stated that the film would be about "events in a subway in Paris during the war." A 14 April 43 Los Angeles Examiner news item noted that the lead was originally intended for Maureen O'Hara, but would be played by Brenda Marshall. Philip Dorn was borrowed from M-G-M for the production. The CBCS lists Marcel Dalio's character as "Luigi." Paris After Dark was the first American picture worked on by Russian director Leonide Moguy, who had been working in Paris before the German occupation.