To promote the film, Warner Bros. issued a statement that it would pay $10,000 to Joseph F. Crater--a prominent New York City judge who disappeared in August of 1930--if he would come to see the movie at the box office. Crater never came, and his disappearance remains unsolved.

The $25,000 ransom would equate to about $470,000 in 2017.

Though Bette Davis is top-billed, she does not appear until the 32nd minute of this 73-minute movie.

According to a contemporary article in Daily Variety, Warren William was slated to play the lead in this picture.

Based on a book by John H. Ayers who was the Captain of the New York City Police Department's Missing Persons Bureau for 15 years.