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The film opens with spoken, offscreen narration. A news item in Los Angeles Examiner dated May 4, 1947 indicated that The Prairie was scheduled to be produced by Monogram Studios. According to a July 31, 1947 Hollywood Reporter news item, George Spelvin was to appear in the cast. The same publication noted on August 5, 1947 that Arthur St. Claire received permission to drive a herd of 30 buffalo, shipped from Alberta, Canada, from the freight yards near Burbank to Motion Picture Center, where the film was shot. The Prairie was the first production of Zenith Pictures, Inc.