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The working title of the film was Off to Buffalo. According to documents in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, the studio purchased John Klempner's unpublished story "Papa Was a Juggler" (formerly titled ". . . and Son"), in August 1946 for $7,500. In February 1947, Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt's screenplay became known as Off to Buffalo and was shot under that title. An opening historical montage of vaudevillians contains very brief clips from other Twentieth Century-Fox films, including Wilson with Eddie Foy, Jr., Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe with Willie Solar, Coney Island with Phyllis Kennedy and Nob Hill (see entries above and below). The CBCS lists three children portraying "Bert" at different ages but only one appears in the film, probably Dale Barringer. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Robert Arthur in the cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. Factory exteriors were filmed in Torrance, CA. Charles Russell, who played Barbara Lawrence's husband in the film, married leading lady Nancy Guild during the production. Very brief passages from other popular songs of the period, including "Broadway Melody," "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "Good Morning to All" were used in the film.