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According to a pre-production Hollywood Reporter news item, Orville Hampton wrote the original story for The Tall Texan. However, his contribution to the final film has not been determined. Although the lone Indian is called a "Tomaches" Indian in the film, the cutting continuity in copyright records lists him as a Yaqui Indian. The SAB listed the name Deborah as the production company, however, this name is not listed onscreen or in other contemporary sources. The Tall Texan was shot on location in New Mexico, and marked editor Elmo Williams' directorial debut.