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Although onscreen credits note that actors John Archer and Alice Eden were selected in Jesse L. Lasky's highly publicized "Gateway to Hollywood" radio talent search, and that they made their debuts in this film, Archer, using the name Ralph Bowman, appeared in two previous films, Spring Madness and Overland Stage Raiders (see below). Following her appearance in Career, Eden were cast in RKO's Three Sons and her name was changed to Virginia Vale. Hollywood Reporter pre-release news items note that actor Charles Drake (the stage name of Charles Ruppert) was the runner-up in the "Gateway to Hollywood" contest and also made his screen debut in the film. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Frank Redman replaced Russell Metty as cameraman and Robert De Grasse was assigned to take over from Redman for the last few days of shooting when Redman went to work on RKO's Bad Lands. Assistant cameraman George Diskant departed with Redman, and was replaced by Charles Burke. In addition, Argyle Nelson took over from Edward Donohue as assistant director. Hollywood Reporter pre-release news items also note that exterior shots were filmed at the studio's ranch. While some modern sources claim that Career is a remake of the 1938 RKO film A Man to Remember (see below), the two films are based on different sources.