When the cast and crew arrived at the Mojave Desert location it was covered in snow and Rhonda Fleming subsequently developed pneumonia.

Film was originally released in 3D and in stereophonic sound.

In 1954, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Rawhide (1951) starring Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward.

Twentieth Century-Fox's first 3D film.

Robert Ryan would later state that his performance in this film was one of his finest.

According to TCM's Ben Mankiewicz the original script had Duncan walking off to Mexico, never to be seen again, and Carson picking up his wife and heading to divorce court. But, studio head Darryl F. Zanuck wanted more 3D action, so the fight scene between Carson and Duncan was added at the end.