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According to Daily Variety, the film's original title was Washington Correspondent, while Film Daily reported that during production, the title had been changed to Legion of Valor. In addition, a pre-production news item in Daily Variety noted that William Rollins was working on the script, but he is not listed in the film's credits nor in reviews. According to Motion Picture Herald, Captain Don Wilkie, father of John Wilkie, Jr., also served as technical adviser. The Wilkies were connected with the United States Department of Justice for many years, and Daily Variety indicated that the elder Wilkie was also a "crime commentator" on the radio.