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According to Paramount publicity contained in the production files on the film at the AMPAS Library, more than half of this picture was filmed on Santa Catalina Island, CA. Publicity materials also note that during production, Koko, the chimpanzee, slapped Dorothy Lamour on the shoulder, causing her to lose her balance and fall against a rock, thus injuring her back. The accident resulted in her being hospitalized for two days. Studio publicity also credits Farciot Edouart, not Gordon Jennings with special effects. Although Angelo Cruz is credited with the role of Kehi's bodyguard on screen, the Variety review credits Paul Singh with the role. A news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that technical advisor Dr. E. F. Winckler was a plantation owner from Sumatra. The film received an Academy Award nomination in the Special Effects (Photographic Effects, Farciout Edouart, Gordon Jennings; Sound Effects, Loren L. Ryder) category.