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According to War Department records, the working title of this film was Officers' Candidate School. Although a Hollywood Reporter production chart lists Larry Parks and Lloyd Bridges in the cast, their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. According to Columbia publicity materials contained in the production files on the film in the AMPAS Library, thirty enlisted men and officers from the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center at Camp Haan, CA, were to appear in the training sequences of this picture.
According to materials contained in NARS in Washington, D.C., the Special Service Division of the War Department objected to this film because "the story which it utilizes is an old movie formula having to do with situations and gags used hundreds of times in prep school and college pictures, with all the stock characters...including a tough guy who turns into a hero." Also objectionable was the fact that "the situations in the script do not arise out of the nature of the OCS and its true material." Although letters in the NARS file dated 27 and October 31, 1943 indicate that the Army was considering holding a premiere of this film at Camp Davis or Camp Haan, no evidence that the premiere took place has been found.