After Cooper and Bergman scored in FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS at Paramount, this film was rushed into production in February 1943 and finished in late May. It was not released to the general public until after the end of WW II but had been seen for almost two years by members of the armed
forces. It was one of several movies made but not released during the war by Warner Brothers. The others were DEVOTION, MY REPUTATION, and THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS, which didn't come out until 1947. Here, screenwriter Robinson took Ferber's best-seller, an essentially shallow romance novel, and
adapted it well enough for the two stars to merit a huge box-office return for the time, upwa...