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The film's working title was Chasing Trouble. The opening title card reads: "Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents Huntz Hall and The Bowery Boys in Fighting Trouble." The picture marked the first time that Stanley Clements appeared in "The Bowery Boys" series, although he had appeared in two entries in the series' earlier incarnation, "The East Side Kids," beginning with the 1942 film Smart Alecks (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50). Clements' character in Fighting Touble, "Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie," replaced "Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney," the character played for many years by Leo Gorcey. Gorcey's last film in the series was in Crashing Las Vegas. For additional information please consult the Series Index and the entry for Live Wires in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50.