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The film opens with offscreen narration, and the opening credits include a dedication to the governor and the people of Oklahoma. Hollywood Reporter news items note that actor Rocco Lanzo and violinist Roger Haines had been added to the cast, but their participation in the released film has not been confirmed. According to a June 17, 1948 Variety news item, some exteriors were shot at the ranch of Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner, near the town of Sulpher, Oklahoma. An August 18, 1948 Hollywood Reporter news item reported that other location shooting took place in Tulsa. According to information contained in the file for the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the oil well fire scene was shot in a remote section of Oklahoma. The Screen Achievements Bulletin credits Walter Wanger with the original idea, but no other source lists him that way. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the Special Effects category. A February 12, 1954 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that Carroll Pictures had acquired the film for re-issue, but no further information about this company has been located.