powered by AFI
Actor Carleton Carpenter, as his character, "Hewie," provides intermittent voice-over narration during the film. Luke Short's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post (3 December 1949-14 January 1950). According to Hollywood Reporter production charts and reviews, much of the film was shot on location in Canon City, CO, which was also the site of the film's premiere. An unsourced and undated, but contemporary newspaper article on the film noted that it was also shot on location at Coal Creek and Oak Creek, CO. Burt Lancaster was borrowed from Wallis-Hazen, Inc. for the film, which marked his first appearance in a Western. Vengence Valley also marked the final M-G-M film for actor Robert Walker, who had appeared in many popular M-G-M films during the 1940s. For additional information on Walker, who died in 1951, see entry above for his final film, My Son John.