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The working titles of this film were The Hell Bent Kid and Quick Draw at Fort Smith. Although the December 4, 1957 Screen Achievements Bulletin credits novelist Charles O. Locke and Robert Buckner with the screenplay, the revised December 10, 1957 Screen Achievements Bulletin credits Buckner and Wendell Mayes, the two writers listed onscreen. The extent of Locke's contribution to the film has not been determined. The film was shot on location in Bishop and Lone Pine, CA, according to Hollywood Reporter news items. Studio publicity contained in the film's production file at the AMPAS Library adds that locations were also filmed around Death Valley, CA.
Studio publicity also notes that Dennis Hopper wore asbestos underwear during the scene in which he catches fire. The Variety review commented that From Hell to Texas resembles the classic Western High Noon (see below) because it is "the same kind of adult fare with a similar tension that builds throughout the footage."