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The working title of this film was Hear That Trumpet Talk. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, screenwriter Peggy Phillips was a former Broadway publicist for producers Mike Todd and the Shuberts. Modern sources state that the musicians who dubbed the quintette were: Nick Cochrane and Eddie Parkers, trumpet; Stan Wrightsman, piano; Barney Bigard, clarinet; King Guion, tenor sax, and Mel Torm, drums. Coleman Hawkins was supported by Howard McGhee, trumpet; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Denzil Best, drums; and Oscar Pettiford, bass.