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The film's working titles were The Tri-State Gang, Road Block, The One Million Dollar Bank Robbery, The Two Million Dollar Bank Robbery, and The Big Stickup. Andrew Stone's onscreen credit reads "Written and directed by." This film marked Gaby Andre's American film debut. The film is introduced by the governors of Maryland, William P. Lane; Virginia, John S. Battle; and North Carolina, W. Carr Scott, who attest to the factual basis of the film and emphasize that crime does not pay. The film uses a semi-documentary style. No credits appear until the end of the film and, as the Variety review notes, "Casting uses faces that are not too well established for most of the characters, sharpening documentary effect." Some scenes were shot on location at Union Station in Los Angeles.