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Father's Sons and Father and Sons were working titles of the film. Some sources reviewed it under the title After Divorce. The Motion Picture Herald review incorrectly credits Samuel Ornitz as co-author of the story. According to pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter, Walter Huston was originally cast in the role of John Parker, and actor Conrad Nagel initially objected to playing the role of a "father" of a five-year-old boy in the film. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter noted that actress Verree Teasdale, originally cast in the role of Grace, had to be replaced just prior to the film's production because of a severe case of tonsilitis; however, a production still shows Teasdale in one scene, indicating that she May have done some work on the picture before her illness. According to Jackie Cooper's autobiography, the desert sequences in the film were shot in Mojave, CA. Divorce in the Family marked the screen debut of actress Jean Parker (1915-2005).