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A Daily Variety news item noted that in an effort to hasten production, director King Vidor had his wife, writer Elizabeth Hill, direct some scenes with Margaret Sullavan, while he directed crowd scenes. According to copyright records, William G. Beymer acted as Southern adviser, and William H. Hazell, who served in the Civil War, reproduced antiques from that era. A production still from the film indicates that father and daughter actors Maurice and Helene Costello appeared in the wedding scene of the film, but they were not identified on the viewed print. The film reportedly cost $1,000,000 to produce. The United Daughters of the Confederacy contributed information for the production. Paramount borrowed Margaret Sullavan from Universal for this film. According to a Daily Variety news item, some scenes were shot on location at Sherwood Lake, CA.