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Hollywood Reporter news items note that parts of this film were shot at Prudential Studios and at the Clark Bonner ranch in southern California. According to Hollywood Reporter, RKO used a new "secret" screen process, which was developed by cinematographer Lucien Andriot, to depict the ghost of Peter Grimm. Hollywood Reporter production charts add Constance Purdy to the cast, but her participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Fox made a version of David Belasco's play in 1926, which was directed by Victor Schertzinger and starred Alec B. Francis (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4557).