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The film's opening and closing credits vary in order. Mr. Drake's Duck, a British production shot in England, was made with American financing and released in London in February 1951. A August 11, 1951 Showmen's Trade Reviews states that the London release print length was 86 minutes, while the American print length was 81 minutes. According to a August 30, 1951 Hollywood Reporter news item, the film had its American premiere on August 30, 1951 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site of the United States's largest atomic energy center at that time. Although the film's plot bears some similarities to the CBS television series Green Acres (1965-1971), including the name of the farm, the two were unrelated.