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In onscreen credits, the credit for Don Loper reads, "Production designs, Costumes and Dances by Don Loper." The film opens with a voice-over narrator reading the following written prologue: "If it's blood you want, and cold you want, And the call of the Klondike night; If it's mud you want or what Robert Service would write, You're in the wrong theatre, brother." According to a March 1944 Hollywood Reporter news item, showgirls Alma Carroll, Ruth Valmy, Dorothy Koster, Wesley Brent, Mickey Malloy and Joan Chaffee were hired to perform in the picture, but their participation in the released film has not been confirmed. Other Hollywood Reporter news items add Lynn Watson, Albert Ruiz, Joel Friend and Robert Dudley to the cast, but their participation in the released film has not been confirmed. According to another Hollywood Reporter news item, exteriors were shot in St. Elmo, CO. This film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Score and the song "Sleighride in July" received a nomination for Best Song.