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The working title of the film was Nick-Names. A review in Lib commented on the "loose morals" within the film, which showed sympathy for criminals, and the silhouette of childbirth. Both of these aspects of the film were "outlawed" by the Production Code in 1934, which started to be enforced one year after this film was released. MPAA/PCA files at the AMPAS Library include 1933 letters from the PCA office recommending changes to the childbirth and robbery scenes. Originally, Paramount intended to show a vault robbery, however, they changed to a tunneling scene to conform with censor guidelines. The childbirth scene was retained, however.