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The working titles of the film were Coast Guard, Coast Patrol and Rough, Ready and Handsome. RKO borrowed Donald Woods from Warner Bros. for the production. Hollywood Reporter production charts and news items add Kathryn Marlowe and Fern Emmett to the cast, while Motion Picture Herald's "The Cutting Room" adds Alan Curtis and William Corson. The participation of these actors in the final film has not been confirmed. According to Hollywood Reporter, Victor McLaglen was scheduled to perform in a radio version of the story, which was to be broadcast on February 12, 1937 at the Hollywood Hotel.