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Bret Harte's name appears above the film's title. His short stories first appeared in The Overland Monthly in 1868 and early 1869. RKO borrowed Jean Muir from Warner Bros. and Virginia Weidler from Paramount for this film. According to Motion Picture Herald's "In the Cutting Room" and Hollywood Reporter production charts, Paul Guilfoyle and Alec Craig were cast members, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. The first screen version of "Luck of Roaring Camp" was a two-reel film, Luck of Roaring Camp, made by Thomas Edison in 1917. In 1919, John Ford directed Harry Carey in a Universal feature-length version of "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," also titled The Outcasts of Poker Flat (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3311). In 1952, Joseph M. Newman directed Dale Robertson and Anne Baxter in The Outcasts of Poker Flat, a Twentieth Century-Fox version of the Harte story.