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The literary source is credited onscreen as "Based upon the prize-winning novelette The Peasant Judge by Oskar Jellinek." Hugo Haas's onscreen credit reads: "Written, Produced and Directed by Hugo Haas." The opening credits contain the following written prologue: "This strange story of sin and evil happened more than one hundred years ago in an old Moravian village." The film ends with a written epilogue stating "'As the whirlwind passeth, so are the wicked no more...' Proverbs 692-25."
Although he is not credited onscreen, Arnold Phillips is listed by a February 1951 Los Angeles Times news item and a September 2, 1951 New York Times article as Haas's collaborator on the film's story. According to June 1951 news items, Zsa Zsa Gabor was originally set to play "Lita Vojnar." Hollywood Reporter news items include Dan Barton, Wayne Tredway, Tempe Pigott and Michael Mark in the cast, but their appearance in the completed picture has not been confirmed.