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This film opened with an offscreen narration. The film marked the first starring role in a motion picture for popular orchestra leader and singer Vaughn Monroe. The song "Mule Train," which Monroe sings in the film, was one of the biggest hits of 1949. Motion Picture Herald lists the film's release date as February 28, 1950, but other sources indicate that the film was released on March 15, 1950. Johnny Lange, Fred Glickman and Hy Heath's song "Mule Train" received an Academy Award nomination.