|Directed by|| George King |
|Produced by||George King|
|Written by||Peter Creswell |
|Starring|| Richard Greene |
|Music by|| Jack Beaver |
|Edited by||Hugh Stewart|
|Distributed by||Warner Brothers|
|2 July 1946|
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