powered by AFI
The working titles of the film were The Black Hills and The Golden Tide. The New York Times review noted that "the mystery of the title, Oh! Susanna, is never explained." According to a May 1950 Hollywood Reporter news items, portions of the film were shot on location at Strawberry Valley, UT. The young actress Louise Kane was the daughter of associate producer-director Joseph Kane. As noted in an August 1950 Hollywood Reporter news item, actor Chill Wills, who portrayed "Sgt. Barhydt," also served as narrator.