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The working titles of this film were Terror by Night and Sing a Song of Homicide. Sing a Song of Homicide, the title of a James Langham novel, was also a working title for the Paramount film Night in New Orleans, which is based on Langham's book. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, story elements from Langham's novel were to be incorporated into this film, and Republic singing star Mary Lee was to be featured. According to Los Angeles Times, the title was changed to capitalize on the popularity of the song "Sweater Song." Composer Jule Styne was loaned to Paramount for the film. The song "I Don't Want to Walk Without You, Baby" played for twenty weeks on the Hit Parade, and later became a favorite with soldiers during World War II. Paramount's 1935 film College Scandal, directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Arline Judge and Kent Taylor, is also based on the original story by Beulah Marie Dix and Bertram Millhauser (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.0768).