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The working title of this film was Lady's Choice. According to Hollywood Reporter, the screenplay was based on an original story called "D-Day in Las Vegas" by Herbert Clyde Lewis and M. F. Kohn. Only Lewis received screen credit, however. John Berry was to direct the picture, according to Hollywood Reporter, but was reassigned to From This Day Forward because of production delays. RKO borrowed Frank Morgan from M-G-M and James Gleason from Twentieth-Century Fox for this production. A Hollywood Reporter news item adds actress Jean Acker to the cast, but her participation in the final film has not been confirmed. According to modern sources, the production cost $877,000.