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Clair Huffaker's onscreen credit reads: "Screenplay by Clair Huffaker, based on his novel." As noted in a March 21, 1960 Hollywood Reporter news item, the novel was never published. Although George Sherman was originally hired to direct Seven Ways from Sundown, a May 13, 1960 Hollywood Reporter news item notes that he requested to be relieved of the assignment after the picture's start date was delayed. The Film Daily review incorrectly lists Gene Anderson as the film's director of photography. According to a May 2, 1960 Hollywood Reporter news item, some scenes were shot on location in Nevada near Las Vegas.