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Although the film was shot and released in color, the viewed print was in black-and-white. The Variety review lists Ronald Sinclair as film editor, and Hollywood Reporter production charts listed Bob Benson as editor. However, only Robert S. Eisen was credited onscreen. Benson's and Sinclair's contributions to the film, if any, have not been confirmed. In addition, although copyright records list Pathecolor as the color process, reviews list Eastman Color. Motion Picture Herald listed the release date for Flesh and the Spur as September 25, 1956, but the film was not reviewed until February 1957. According to contemporary news items, the film was shot on location at various ranches in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CA.