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The title of Nell Shipman and Philip D. Hurn's original story was "Eyes of the Eagle." Although the onscreen credits list Dean Jagger's character as "Top Harmon," he is called "Tops Harmon" in the film and in reviews. This was the first of three films in which Myrna Loy and Cary Grant co-starred. Their other films were The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), both made for RKO. Producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr. became Loy's first husband in 1936. Loy was on loan from M-G-M for this film. Following this film, Loy negotiated with M-G-M for more money and creative control. Eventually her demands were met and she returned to M-G-M. A modern source states that her success in negotiations May have been due to Louis B. Mayer's "unrelentless crush" on her.