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Hollywood Reporter news items noted that Genevieve Tobin replaced Marguerite Churchill, due to Churchill's prior commitment to a Broadway play. In addition, assistant director Raoul Pagel and recording engineer Joseph Kane took a crew to film scenes of the Chicago Board of Trade "wheat pit" and the Chicago World's Fair. Some scenes were also filmed on location in Oregon. In the film's pressbook, the ending of the story is described as follows: After Chris is declared insolvent, he "tells Cynthia that he knows now that he is at heart a farmer and that he is going back to the soil. He returns to the farm in a plane, finds Cynthia has come with him, still in love with the real man she married, willing to stay with him in his new efforts to rebuild the farm with his father and brother." This conclusion differs markedly from the ending of the released film, focusing more on the inner struggle Chris has with his heritage.