Producer Alex Gordon wanted to hire veterans Frank Lackteen and Edmund Cobb as passersby. The studio objected to the $100 salary for each, contending that they were functioning as extras and were only entitled to $20. Wanting these old-time actors to get a day's pay, Gordon paid them out of his own pocket.
According to Alex Gordon, the film cost $135,000 to make. Allen Connor, then an agent for Wallace Middleton's talent agency, was among those who loaned Gordon the money to get the movie off the ground.