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The working title of this film was A Very Practical Joke. It was the first film directed by Ricardo Cortez and the last entry in the "Roving Reporters" series. Fox first filmed Ben Ames Williams' story in 1930 as Man Trouble, which was directed by Berthold Viertel and starred Milton Sills and Dorothy Mackaill (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3423). For more information on the series, please see the entry below for Time Out for Murder.