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Skylark(1941)

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Raphaelson's novel first appeared in Saturday Evening Post under the title Streamlined Heart (7 January-4 February 1939). Gertrude Lawrence played the female lead in the play. A news item in New York Times noted that the filmmakers altered the play for its screen adaptation, including "the part about the adopted baby that was sent back to the orphanage...because the fans might not approve of Miss Colbert treating an infant so heartlessly." Actor Hobart Cavanaugh's name was misspelled in the onscreen credits as "Cavanagh." Hollywood Reporter production charts list Ray Storm as film editor; however, this is most likely a typographical error for LeRoy Stone. Hollywood Reporter news items note that Melvyn Douglas was originally cast in the part of "Tony Kenyon." Loren Ryder, chief sound engineer at Paramount studios, was nominated for an Academy Award for this film; however, he did not receive credit for his work on the film. Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland and Brian Aherne reprised their roles in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on February 2, 1942.