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Working titles of the film were The Man Who Lost His Way, 'Til You Return and The Man from Martinique. Although Ralph Winters was announced as the film's editor in a February 25, 1942 Hollywood Reporter news item, he is not mentioned in any other source. Crossroads was based on the screenplay for a 1938 French film, Carrefour, directed by Curtis Bernhardt and written by John Kafka, who is given an original story credit on the M-G-M film. As Kafka wrote a number of Hollywood films during the 1940s, some of which were produced at M-G-M, it is unclear whether he contributed directly to Crossroads or was credited solely for his work on Carrefour. The French picture was also the basis for the 1939 British film Dead Man's Shoes, directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Leslie Banks. Crossroads was adapted for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on March 29, 1943, starring Jean Pierre Aumont and Lana Turner. Crossroads was the first of two films to co-star Hedy Lamarr and William Powell. The second was the 1943 film The Heavenly Body (see below).