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According to a September 25, 1944 Hollywood Reporter news item, actor Harry Carey was released from the film at his own request because he was dissatisfied with his role. He was to have played Errol Flynn's sidekick. Pre-production press releases included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library state that former Olympic athelete Jim Thorpe was to play an Indian chief in the picture and Raoul Walsh was scheduled to direct it. Ted Smith and Jack McConaghy received an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration in a color film, and "Some Sunday Morning" was nominated for Best Song.