Maguire had already appeared in Charles Chauvel's Heritage (1935) and celebrated her 17th birthday on The Flying Doctor set at Pagewood.
Also appearing in the film were radio stars James Raglan and Eric Colman, and Margaret Vynor, a model who had worked in France. There was also a notable cameo by cricket legend Donald Bradman.
No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
A number of well-publicised moments during production generated attention for the film.
At Bondi Beach, in front of a crowd of 30,000 people, Farrell helped director Miles Mander select a stunt double from the participants in a surf lifesaving carnival (see image). They picked 5 finalists from 25 contestants to undergo screen tests back at the studio.
One Sunday, filming took over two platforms and two trains at Sydney's Central railway station. Later, the whole town of Cowan turned out to see Farrell hop on and off a moving train as he ‘rode the rattler’.
Parts of a wrestling scene were filmed after a tournament at Leichhardt Stadium: