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The working title for this film was When a Man's a Man. The opening credits include the following written acknowledgment: "The exterior scenes of this motion picture were photographed thru the courtesy and cooperation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and the Office of Indian Affairs." According to Hollywood Reporter production charts, interiors were shot at Monogram Studios. A Hollywood Reporter production news item indicated that portions of the film were shot in Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Northern Arizona. A Hollywood Reporter news item dated October 6, 1948 reported that two endings of the film were to be shot and shown to test audiences to determine which to use.