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The onscreen credits noted that this film was an M-G-M "Silver Anniversary picture." The following statement appeared at the end of the viewed film: "All scenes involving animals in this picture were made under the supervision and with the cooperation of the American Humane Association." Working titles for this film were Highland Lassie and Greyfriars Bobby. Another film based on Atkinson's novel is the 1961 Disney film Greyfriars Bobby directed by Don Chaffey and starring Donald Crisp (as the caretaker) and Laurence Naismith (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.1963). Some outdoor sequences were filmed in Eureka, CA. For more information on the "Lassie" series, consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Lassie, Come Home.