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The lengthy flashback sequence in the film was footage taken from the 1947 "The Durango Kid" feature, West of Dodge City. Fred F. Sears appeared as "Henry Hardison" in both the flashback and the frame story. Bert Horswell, co-writer of Bonanza Town, also wrote the screenplay for West of Dodge City. For additional information on West of Dodge City, please see the film's entry in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50. For more information on the "The Durango Kid" series, please see the entry for The Return of the Durango Kid in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50 and consult the Series Index.