Richard Rosson worked on the film as director from the pre-production stage starting December 1941 until early April 1942. After 31 days of shooting, he became ill and was replaced by Richard Thorpe, who received sole onscreen credit, despite working on the film for only two weeks.
Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Nora Cecil (Passenger), Joseph E. Bernard (Tall Man) and Byron Foulger (Clerk). Arthur Hoyt, who is listed as Meredith, is barely seen and has no lines as a traveling companion of Sarah Edwards. Cecil probably was replaced by Edwards and Foulger by Walter Soderling.
This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Wednesday 31 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 2), followed by Seattle Wednesday 21 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5); in Chicago it first aired 23 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 5 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 12 April 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), and in New York City Monday 29 April 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 24 September 1958 on KGO (Channel 7).