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(1933)

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Originally conceived as a vehicle for Jean Harlow.
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Jean Harlow and Clark Gable were originally set to star in this film but rejected the project. After rewrites, the project was remounted with Loretta Young and Ricardo Cortez.
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Franchot Tone and Una Merkel were the only leads in this film under contract with the production company, M-G-M. Loretta Young was loaned from Fox, Ricardo Cortez from Paramount, and Andy Devine from Universal. Director William A. Wellman and cinematographer James Van Trees were borrowed from Warner Bros.
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The original working title "Lady of the Night" was changed after the Hayes Office objected (the title was thought to be obscene).
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The original story treatment written by Anita Loos was titled "Nora: Girl Delinquent" and was based on a series of magazine articles allegedly written by a former gang moll and informant.
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This film received its initial television broadcasts in Los Angeles Wednesday 29 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Thursday 30 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6).
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At the beginning of the film, Mary is holding the May, 1933 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, with the cover art by noted American illustrator Harrison Fisher (1875-1934).
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