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The working title of this film was Fiddler's Green. According to a March 1951 Hollywood Reporter news item, technical advisor Harvey McDowell was also cast in a role, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Some scenes were shot on location in San Francisco, CA. Additional Hollywood Reporter news items state that Broadway actor Jesse White was originally cast in the role of "General Ball," but was replaced by Chubby Johnson after White contracted a virus. A July 1953 Hollywood Reporter article reported that the Ferry and Pickman agency sued Charles Bickford for $2,500 in commissions for the film and were awarded the money by SAG. Bickford, however, stated that he acted in the film after his contract with the agency expired. The disposition of the suit is not known.