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The film's opening title card reads: "Twentieth Century-Fox presents George Montgomery in Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage." Some scenes were shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. This was the first of four Twentieth Century-Fox films based on Grey's works to star Montgomery. Grey's book was filmed by Fox three times previously, all under the title Riders of the Purple Sage: in 1918 with Frank Lloyd directing and William Farnum starring; in 1925 with Lynn Reynolds directing and Tom Mix starring; and in 1931 with Hamilton MacFadden directing and George O'Brien starring (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-40; F1.3719, F2.4578 and F3.3749).