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Norman Krasna's onscreen credit reads: "Written and directed by Norman Krasna." News items in Hollywood Reporter add the following information about the production: Alexis Smith tested for the lead after Olivia De Havilland was suspended for refusing the part. Robert Cummings replaced Fred MacMurray when the latter dropped out of the film because of prior commitments to Paramount. Claude Rains was sought for a role in the film. The composers of "Honorable Moon" donated the money they received from Warner Bros. to a China Relief organization. Princess O'Rourke, which marked Krasna's directorial debut, was not released until a year after it finished shooting. Krasna won an Academy Award for his screenplay.