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The order of the onscreen opening and closing cast credits differs slightly. The onscreen credits end with the following written acknowledgment: "The producers are deeply grateful for the many facilities granted at Camden, Rossgole and Gundy where the location scenes were shot and to the 1st Commando Company Australian Military Forces."
According to the Twentieth-Century Fox Records of the Legal Department, located at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, Smiley Gets a Gun was entirely financed by Twentieth-Century Fox in a deal with Canberra Films Pty. Ltd. of Sydney, Australia, a company set up by Anthony Kimmins. Smiley Gets a Gun is a sequel to the 1956 film Smiley (see entry above), which was also produced and directed by Kimmins. Chips Rafferty, Reg Lye and Margaret Christensen reprised their roles from the 1956 film, but Colin Petersen, who appeared as "Smiley" in the 1956 film, was replaced by Keith Calvert.