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Hall Bartlett's onscreen credit reads: "Written and Produced by Hall Bartlett." The following written prologue precedes the opening credit titles: "In the months that followed the War between the States, the South lay in pitiable desolation. Within the people, a fire still smouldered. Proud, unbowed, they watched with ominous foreboding as the hated Yankees again rode down upon their land-this time as military governors."
Drango was the first film made by Earlmar Productions, Inc., a company formed by Jeff Chandler and his agent, Meyer Mishkin, with backing from United Artists. According to a June 1, 1956 Hollywood Reporter news item, Linda Darnell dropped out of the cast due to illness and was replaced by Joanne Dru.
The film's pressbook states that interiors were filmed at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, plantation exteriors in St. Francisville, LA and that the town set was built on the Morrison Ranch in Agoura, CA. A July 9, 1956 Hollywood Reporter news item stated that, upon completion of production, the town would be torn down in order that the owners not incur tax penalties. A July 20, 1956 Hollywood Reporter news item reported that production would shortly resume, with the remaining week of principal photography, after a ten-day hiatus caused by an eye injury suffered by Dru. Although the film's credits read "And introducing Ronald Howard," son of Leslie Howard, he had already appeared in many films in Britain.