'City Streets' was 'Clara Bow's last film on her five year contract, but due to her nervous breakdown, 'Sylvia Sidney' replaced her.
French visa # 38616.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
The first sound flashback. Dialogue heard earlier in the film was repeated over a huge close-up of Sylvia Sidney's tear-stained face as she recalls the past.
The two china cats shown in one scene as a symbol of two people arguing came from director Rouben Mamoulian's own collection of such pieces.
This was Dashiell Hammett's only original screenplay (adapted by Max Marcin, with the eventual script by Oliver H.P. Garrett).