- Jennifer Jones scraped and cut herself quite badly during the scene where she crawls over the rocks and dirt.
- The film was nicknamed "Lust in the Dust", which would later serve as the inspiration for the filmLust in the Dust (1985).
- The role of Pearl was originally written for 'Teresa Wright' , as a departure from her girl-next-door image. However pregnancy forced her to drop out.
- David O. Selznick reportedly spent $2,000,000.00, an unheard of sum in 1946, on the promotion of this film.
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