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The film's working titles were Superstition Mountain, Greed, and Bonanza. Hollywood Reporter reviewed the film under the title For Those Who Dare. On September 2, 1948, Los Angeles Times announced that George Marshall was to direct the film. Later, he was replaced by S. Sylvan Simon. Barry Storm's book was a documentary account of the actual Lost Dutchman mine and the cruel fates of those who tried to find it. He was not related to Jacob Walz. In 1955, according to a 29 November Hollywood Reporter news item, Storm, the nom de plume of John Griffith Climenson, sued Columbia for libel, stating that he was falsely portrayed in the film as the "illegitimate grandson of an Arizona frontier character, Jacob Walz." According to a modern source, the suit was settled out of court.