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Kenyon Nicholson's story was entitled "Blind Spot." The film's working titles were The Blind Spot and Taxi, Please!. AMPAS clipping files note that Kubec Glasmon, a pseudonym, was a former druggist from Chicago who claimed extensive knowledge of the Chicago underworld. Co-writer John Bright, also from Chicago, was a former newspaperman. A segment of Warner Bros. film Side Show, starring Evelyn Knapp and Donald Cook, is shown in the movie. Modern sources note that this was one of the studio's five most successful films of 1932. This film marked the first time James Cagney danced on screen. According to modern sources, Loretta Young replaced Nancy Carroll, who replaced Joan Blondell, who replaced Dorothy Mackaill in the role of Sue. Modern sources credit Perc Westmore with makeup. Additional credits cast listed by modern sources are: Lee Phelps (Onlooker), Harry Tenbrook (Cabby), Robert Emmet O'Connor (Cop with Jewish man), Eddie Fetherstone (Judge), Ben Taggart (Cop), Hector V. Sarno (Monument maker), Aggie Herring (Cleaning woman) and The Cotton Club Orchestra. The film was reissued in 1936.