Dore Schary , the head of MGM, personally asked Loretta Young to be Clark Gable's co-star, even though he knew about the affair and love child (Judy Lewis) between the two fifteen years earlier. She accepted because refusing would lead to more rumors than during their affair.
The scenes taking place in Chinatown, San Francisco, were filmed in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California. Production also included interiors of the "Rice Bowl" restaurant, as well as the bar areas. They were not sets on a Hollywood stage, but the real locations.
Final film of Frank Morgan (it was released after his death in 1949) and Clara Blandick