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The film begins with the following written foreword: "This famous story of mystery was written by Wilkie Collins nearly a hundred years ago. It is recognized as a classic and has set a pattern for this entire field of literature." According to a August 23, 1946 Hollywood Reporter news item, Eleanor Parker was given her dual role in this film after she was suspended for her refusal to appear in Warner Bros.' film Love and Learn. According to an undated press release, Zachary Scott was at one time assigned to the film.
Other films based on the same source include a 1912 Universal two reel film; a 1917 Fox production entitled Tangled Lives; the 1917 Thanhouser film The Woman in White; a 1919 Path production entitled The Twin Pawns (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.4363, F1.4598, and F1.5078); a 1929 British Film produced by British and Dominions Film Corp., directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Blanche Sweet; a 1940 British production made by Pennant entitled The Crimes at the Dark House, directed by George King and starring Sylvia Marriott; a 1960 NBC-TV production for the Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, produced by Robert Saudek, directed by Paul Nickell and starring Siobhan McKenna, Walter Slezak and Lois Nettleton; and a BBC production made in the 1980s, produced by Jonathan Powell, directed by John Bruce and starring Jenny Seagrove.