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The working title of this film was Border Raiders. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Don Antaky in the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Portions of the film were shot on location in Agoura, CA. According to information in the file on the film in the MPPA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the Breen Office objected to references in the script to unidentified "contraband" and small pharmaceutical or medicinal bottles, which could give the impression that the smugglers were transporting narcotics. In a letter to Jack Schwarz dated August 15, 1950, PCA director Joseph I. Breen suggested identifying the contraband as diamonds or gold dust. According to modern sources, director Richard Talmadge also appeared in the film as one of the tumbling Metzetti Boys.