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According to a 1940 news item in Hollywood Reporter, Robert Sisk was originally slated to produce this film, Bartlett Cormack was to have written the screenplay and Joel McCrea was to play the male lead. A July 1941 news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that Dorothy Comingore was slated as the female lead, but illness forced her replacement by Lucille Ball. Another pre-production news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that soundman Bailey Fesler was transferred from this film to The Magnificent Ambersons at the request of Orson Welles. According to the Hollywood Reporter review, the film was shot on location in Arizona and in Santa Fe and Taos, NM, and employed Indians from the Taos, Santa Clara, Jemes, San Juan and Tesuque pueblos in New Mexico. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that actor Tom Tyler was borrowed from Republic to appear in this film.