This movie was the eighth and penultimate production of Melbourne-based Australian production house Hexagon Productions which functioned as Tim Burstall's production company for films distributed in Australia by the Village Roadshow organization.
This film was produced by Tim Burstall whose family were also involved in other key crew roles. Burstall's sons Dan Burstall and Tom Burstall acted as the film's cinematographer and first assistant director respectively.
This movie was the last role that actress Judy Davis appeared in prior to her critically acclaimed performance in the internationally acclaimed Australian film My Brilliant Career (1979) two years later.
According to David Stratton in his book 'The Last New Wave', "'High Rolling' was not a box office success, and this failure coupled with the disappointing returns for 'Eliza Fraser', put a temporary curb on Hexagon's productions; it would be two years before the company made another film".
This film was given an M (recommended for 15+) rating by the Australian Classification Board on 01/07/1977. When rated for DVD on 11/08/2004, it actually gained the higher rating of MA (restricted to 15+) , the extras on the DVD being non-explicit. The 1980s Australian VHS video-cassette release actually showed this film as having an R (restricted to 18+) classification rating.