- Based on the life of entertainer Dixie Lee (I).
- Walter Wanger consulted with the National Committee for Education of Alcoholism and used their suggestions about continued vigilance in the film. Similarly, directorStuart Heisler consulted with authorities on alcoholism.
- The PCA tried to dissuade Walter Wanger from making the film, because the subject was recently explored in the movie _Lost Weekend, The (1945)_ and excessive drinking violates the production code. But Wanger convinced them that it is permitted for furthering the plot and characterization, and he was given PCA approval.
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