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The working titles of this film were Summit Pass and Jackass Mail. According to a Los Angeles Times news item, Richard Widmark was originally set to star in the picture, presumably as "Rafe Zimmerman." Contemporary sources note that the majority of the picture was filmed on location at Lone Pine, CA. Modern sources report that Mike Steckler acted as Tyrone Power's stand-in and add Si Jenks to the cast, but he was not seen in the viewed print. Donna Reed, Jeffrey Hunter and William Conrad appeared in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story on March 22, 1955.