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Howard Dimsdale's onscreen credit appears as follows: "Written and Produced by Howard Dimsdale." The film opens with the following written foreword: "Following the defeat of Napoleon, France was in a state of unrest. Many of the Royalists who had fled to England returned to exact vengeance for their real and fancied wrongs. Some turned the situation to their personal advantage...becoming Tyrants and Petty Dictators...." Captain Scarlett was shot on location in Mexico and was released in Mexico City, Mexico, in April 1953 under the title El capitn escarlata. A August 17, 1953 Daily Variety review indicates that the film was shot in 16mm but blown up to 35mm by Technicolor.