Part of the original SHOCK THEATER package of 52 titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 21 more features.

Shooting lasted from June 27-July 8, 1939, released Sept. 22.

The 11th and final entry in Universal's deal with Crime Club. The studio had entered into a deal two years' earlier that allowed it to choose up to 4 of the publisher's whodunits for production as B-pictures.