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Although the film was released in 3-D, the viewed print was in standard format. The film begins with a voice-over narration explaining that Mexico was in the midst of a revolution as insurrectionaries rose up against corrupt despots such as "Colonel Ruiz." Some scenes were shot on location along the Mexican/American border.
Wings of the Hawk marked the American film debut of Mexican actor Ricardo Alba and the feature film debuts of Abbe Lane, who was married to bandleader Xavier Cugat at the time. The film also marked the motion picture debut of character actor Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (1925-2006), who had gained national prominence as a contestant on the popular Groucho Marx television quiz show You Bet Your Life. Sometimes billed simply as "Gonzalez Gonzalez," the actor appeared in numerous films and television programs until the mid-1990s, often playing comic roles and frequently appearing in films starring John Wayne.