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Although Sonny Tufts' character is listed as "Ronald McDonald" in the film's final credits, he is called "Roland" in the film, and listed as such in the CBCS and copyright records. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, director John Farrow conducted research for this film by flying on American Airlines' freight lines. A review in Time magazine noted that stunt pilot Paul Mantz flew cross-country in record time "for a single-engine propeller-driven aircraft" in order to help publicize this film. An October 1945 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that this was one of the first films produced by Paramount which was based on an unfinished story. The news item noted that "Paramount is stimulating creative writing for ultimate screen usage by commissioning authors in advance of completion of story material or at its inception...." and that the studio intended to "reach...even deeper into the field of plays and novels from the moment of the birth of the idea on which they are built."