Humphrey Bogart rejected a role in this film, with the words "Are you kidding?" As a result, Warner Bros. put Bogart under suspension. They soon let him out of that suspension for his star-making role as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941).
Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Charles Middleton (Porterville Sheriff), Bob Perry (Deputy) and Ray Teal (Deputy).