Film notes: The movie was shot in just 36 days using
over 300 extras, 200 head of cattle, and three dozen horses. Most shots were taken
at Acadian Village in Lafayette; Maison Acadienne (Acadian House) in Longfellow
State Park was the site used as the Perry Plantation. The huge "Gabriel Oak"
dominates the front lawn. The Harris Ranch was used for the cattle scene along with
the three-mile-long road to Oak and Pine Ally Plantation. The swamp setting was
Cypress Island/Lake Martin Swamp.