powered by AFI
According to a preproduction news item in Hollywood Reporter, Robert Sterling was originally cast "opposite Jean Rogers," presumably in the role taken over by Van Johnson. Howard Campbell is listed as the film's art director on some Hollywood Reporter production charts, but the extent of his participation on the film has not been determined. Hollywood Reporter news items include John R. Wald and Billy Laughlin in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. Portions of the film were shot on location at the Cal-Aero Air School in Southern California.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley marked the screen debut of actress Kay Medford, and the last film of actor Richard Ney prior to his entering the armed forces. He resumed his acting career in 1947 in The Late George Apley. Fay Bainter, Edward Arnold, Jean Rogers and Van Johnson recreated their roles for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on December 7, 1942. George Oppenheimer received an Academy Award nomination for Writing (Original screenplay) for his work on the film.