The many closeup action scenes suggest that the producers may have been intending to release the film in 3D which was at its height from 1953-54. By the time of the film's release 3D was being replaced by the many wide screen formats,without the need of special glasses, such as CinemaScope and VistaVision.
The movie followed the then current tendency of radio and TV shows to work in the sponsor's products wherever possible. Liggett & Meyers Tobacco was the TV/radio series' main sponsor, and though it is doubtful they had any financial involvement with the movie, packs of their Chesterfield cigarettes can be seen throughout the movie. Every public place in the movie also featured a Chesterfield vending machine.
Herbert Ellis, who appears uncredited as The Booking Sergeant, was one of several actors who played Officer Frank Smith during the first year of the Dragnet (1951) TV series before Ben Alexander got the role full time.
Character Actor Dub Taylor was known for his heavy, sometimes hard to understand southern drawl, but in this movie his uncredited role had no speaking involved. Added to that, his murder in the very beginning is what the entire film is based around.