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The end credits include the following statement: "We gratefully acknowledge the splendid cooperation extended to the Far Country cast and crew by all concerned at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada." According to a June 1953 Hollywood Reporter "Rambling Reporter" column, Julie Harris was considered for a leading role. A September 1953 Variety news item states that some scenes were shot on location at Canada's Athabasca Glacier, and, according to studio press materials, at Mt. Edith Cavell. According to an October 1953 Variety article, the carpet bags used throughout the film by the gold miners were fashioned from the Oriental rug that Carl Laemmle had purchased from the Paris Opera House for use in Universal's 1925 production of The Phantom of the Opera.