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The working title of this film was Young Ladies in White, which was also the pre-publication title of Rian James's novel. According to a April 11, 1934 Hollywood Reporter news item, M-G-M also bid on the film rights to James's novel. Hollywood Reporter news items also noted that Heather Angel had been "pencilled in" for the role of "June Arden," and that Paul McVey and Paul Parry were to be in the cast, although their participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. According to the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Theater Arts Library, Gertrude Short was originally signed for the role of "Una Mellon." The picture received Academy Award nominations in the Sound Recording and Outstanding Production categories.