This film is essentially Gene Autry's screen test. After Ken Maynard's quarrelsomeness got him fired by Mascot Pictures' head Nat Levine, Autry won his first starring role in The Phantom Empire (1935), originally intended to star Maynard. Many years later Autry quietly helped support Maynard when he was old, broke and alcoholic.

Film debut of Smiley Burnette.

The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Friday 12 July 1946 on WCBW (Channel 2), and in Washington DC Wednesday 21 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7).