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The working titles of this film were Men of Iron and The Black Shield. The Black Shield of Falworth marked Universal's first feature produced in CinemaScope. Although Hollywood Reporter production charts name Edward Curtiss as the film editor, only Ted J. Kent is listed in the onscreen credits. According to studio press materials, some scenes were shot at the Rowland V. Lee Ranch in San Fernando Valley, CA. Press materials also report that the bodice worn by Janet Leigh in the film was valued at $3,500 and was borrowed from a collection of rare royal garments owned by Viennese countess Jalle Delees. The Black Shield of Falworth was the first film in which Tony Curtis starred with his then-wife, Janet Leigh. The film also marked Gary Montgomery's feature film debut.