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According to a news items in Hollywood Reporter, portions of the film were shot on location at the Jack Ingram Ranch in Woodland Hills, CA. Although the Variety review listed the soundman as Earl N. Crain, Sr., Hollywood Reporter production charts list Earl Crain, Jr. James Arness' success in the popular, long-running television series Gunsmoke was noted prominently in ads for the film contained in copyright records. Gun the Man Down was the first film directed by Andrew McLaglen, son of actor Victor McLaglen and a long-time assistant director. Modern sources list John Wayne as the producer; although Batjac Productions, Inc. was Wayne's production company, he was not personally listed as the producer in any contemporary sources. Modern sources also credit Neva Rames and Patrick W. Cummings as costumers and Paul S. Feiner as an additional assistant director.