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The working title of this film is Custer. Although Julian Halevy was given co-credit for the screenplay when the film was initially released, according to official WGA records, Halevy was a pseudonym for writer Julian Zimet. The WGA changed the screenplay credit to read: "Screenplay by Bernard Gordon and Julian Zimet." Custer of the West was filmed in Spain and presented in Cinerama for some roadshow engagements. The film was also known as A Good Day for Fighting.