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Scenes for this film were shot at the docks and coastline of San Francisco. According to news items, the production required four months of shooting and sixty-one sets. Publicity items state that the film cost between $250,000 and $300,000 to complete. In the screen credits of the film, Vincent Serrano's character is called "a disciple," although in all of the reviews, he's referred to as "the Yogi." Norman Selby, a former professional boxer, was also known as "Kid McCoy."
Another film adapted from the Max Marcin and Charles Guernon play was produced by the African-American company, Quality Amusement Co.,in 1920 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20). That film starred Abbie Mitchell. Another adaptation was produced by the Swanson Producing Corp. in 1927 as The Love of Sunya, ). directed by Albert Parker and starring Gloria Swanson (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30).