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The working title of the film was Hell's Highway. An August 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item indicates the film was part of a Warner Bros. deal to include producer Edwin F. Zabel, but he is not included in the film's credits and his contribution, if any, to the film has not been determined. Violent Road was the first production of Lakeside Pictures, Inc. The film was shot on location at Lone Pine, CA. Several cast lists indicate that Perry Lopez character's name is "Manuelo" but he is called "Joe" in the film.