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The film's working title was The Last Barrier. An onscreen credit reads "Photographed by special arrangement at the state fairgrounds, Dallas, Texas." Although the onscreen credits read "Introducing Darlene Tompkins," she appeared in Twentieth Century-Fox's production of Wake Me When It's Over (see below), which was filmed after Beyond the Time Barrier but released first in April 1960. Copyright information indicates the film was produced by John Miller and Robert L. Madden's company, Miller-Consolidated Pictures, but the SAB lists Pacific International as the production company.
According to a modern source, the film was structured with a framing story that begins when test pilot "Maj. William Allison" returns to the air base mysteriously altered, after which the main story is revealed in flashback. The print viewed included the depiction of Allison heavily aged upon his return from the future, but these events were only at the end of the film, which was in chronological order. The same modern source indicates that some stock footage from Journey to the Lost City (see below) was used in Beyond the Time Barrier. Modern sources indicate that The Amazing Transparent Man was filmed back-to-back with Beyond the Time Barrier and upon the bankruptcy of Miller-Consolidated Pictures, the film was picked up for distribution by American International.