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The working titles of the film were I Died a Thousand Deaths, I Died a Thousand Times, Marked for Life and Handful of Clouds. Walter Doniger's onscreen credit reads: "Written and directed by Walter Doniger." The character "Lupo" is called "Luke" in studio notes found in the copyright file for the film. Although a cast and crew list found in the production file for the film at AMPAS lists Ted de Corsica's character as "Steve Madden," he is called "Steve Marlin" in the film and in reviews.
Although their appearance in the film has not been confirmed, Hollywood Reporter news items add the following actors to the cast: Robert Human, Bobby Diamond and Ted McKee. A January 1955 Hollywood Reporter news item reported that exterior location shots were filmed in downtown Los Angeles, CA. According to a December 1954 Hollywood Reporter news item, Doniger considered filming at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.