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The working title of this film was Sleep No More. Producer Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. appears onscreen following the closing credit, to thank Spanish authorities for their assistance in the making of the film and appeal to the audience not to reveal the secret twist to the story's ending.
Chase a Crooked Shadow was the first film produced by Associated Dragon Films, Fairbanks' London production company. An August 18, 1957 New York Times article states that the film was the first product of a partnership between Fairbanks and Pamela Woolworth, who became the U.S. vice chair for Associated Dragon Films by 1959. The New York Times article also adds that Richard Todd did not use a double for the dangerous coastline drive sequence. Portions of the film were shot on location at Tamariu on the Costa Brava, Spain and in England. The film was released in Great Britain by Associated British-Path.