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A March 1949 Hollywood Reporter news item indicates that actress Gloria De Haven was originally cast in the role played by June Allyson. A November 1949 Daily Variety news item adds that Ava Gardner was to play the feminine lead. Although a February 1950 Daily Variety news item lists Polly Bailey in the cast, her participation in the released film has not been confirmed. Marilyn Monroe appears in the film briefly as a model named "Dusky La Dieu."