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This film's working titles were A Tale of Consequence and Stranger at Soldier Springs. The film was shot in Arizona, including Tucson's Western Street, and at the Paramount-Sunset Studio in Hollywood. According to a January 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item, Gunsight Ridge was to be shot at Paramount's Conejo Ranch. Actress Kitty Kelly, whose name appears in the onscreen credits, was not seen in the print viewed, which was missing approximately eight minutes. Although Kelly's name does not appear in any contemporary sources related to this film, one modern source claims that she made a brief appearance as an old woman. Although their appearance in the film has not been confirmed, contemporary Hollywood Reporter news items add the following to the cast: James Lilburn, as well as Chief Geronimo Kuthley and his twelve-year-old son, Nicholas.