This was the last of several films which Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth made together. It was a sign of the times that, whereas Hayworth had always been top-billed over Ford in their earlier films, for this film she was third-billed behind Ford and relative newcomer Elke Sommer.

Robert Mitchum was originally offered the lead by MGM. His son James Mitchum has a supporting role, Robert Ryan and Sterling Hayden were also offered leading roles