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The working titles of this film were Lost Treasure of the Amazon and Valley of the Winds. Contemporary news items report that the film was released overseas under the title Lost Treasure of the Amazon. Advertisements for the picture translate "Jivaro" as "headhunters of the Amazon." According to reviews and news items, background footage was shot in the Amazon River Region of Brazil. News items and Hollywood Reporter production charts indicate that the picture was filmed in widescreen 3-D. The viewed print was in standard format, however, and it has not been determined if the picture had any theatrical 3-D screenings.
A June 1953 Hollywood Reporter news item adds Kay Cousins to the cast, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Jivaro was the last film of actress Kay Johnson (1904-1975).