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Songwriter Bennie Benjamin's surname is misspelled "Benjemen" in the onscreen credits. According to pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter, actor-writer Frank Craven was initially slated to play "Pat Benson" in the film, but a previous Broadway commitment forced him to withdraw. This picture marked the screen debut of Barbara Belden. The title song was a popular World War II song in the U.S. and Britain. Other Hollywood Reporter news items add that the title song was heard on the "Hit Parade" radio show for twenty-two weeks and was adopted as the theme song of the American Legion. The governor of Indiana declared Thanksgiving week "When the Lights Go on Again Week," and several governors issued proclamations asking their constituents to observe a "When the Lights Go on Again Week" on V-E Day.