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The working titles of this picture were The Big War and The Hell Raisers. According to a November 22, 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item, Anthony Franciosa and Don Murray were scheduled to co-star in the film with Suzy Parker. Some location filming took place around Monterey, CA, according to a June 1958 Hollywood Reporter news item. An August 1958 Los Angeles Times news item adds that the studio had originally hoped to film on the island of Formosa. In Love and War marked the screen debuts of Veronica Cartwright and comedian Mort Sahl. According to the Variety review, the role of "Danny" was specifically written for Sahl. According to a June 1959 Los Angeles Examiner news item, Twentieth Century-Fox was planning to use the title The Hell Raisers, which was the working title for In Love and War, for a film about the Boxer Rebellion. That film was released in 1962 as 55 Days in Peking.