Five Finger Exercise

Release date:1962

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins and Maximilian Schell; directed by David Mann; Columbia; drama based on a Broadway play with Miss Russell cast in a familiar role as a domineering woman, this time a demanding wife who nearly wrecks her family's existence; scenes filmed in Pebble Beach (including inside a mansion).

The Notorious Landlady

Release date:1962

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos

Description:

Fred Astaire, Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak; directed by Richard Quine; Columbia; story about a U.S. diplomat in London who takes rooms with a murder suspect; scenes filmed at Point Lobos.

Back Street

Release date:1961

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles and Virginia Grey; directed by David Miller; Universal; a Ross Hunter remake of a story about a married man with a sweet-tempered mistress who effaces herself for 20 years.

One-Eyed Jacks

Release date:1961

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach
  • Pfeiffer Beach - Big Sur

Description:

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden; directed by Brando; Paramount; western drama about an outlaw who has a running battle with an old friend; Oscar nominee for cinematography; scenes filmed in Pebble Beach along the coastline north of Cypress Point and at Pfeiffer beach in Big Sur.

Susan Slade

Release date:1961

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens and Lloyd Nolan; written and directed by Delmer Daves; Warner Bros.; story about an engineer who brings his family back to San Francisco from Chile and his teen-age daughter who runs into troubles of the heart; scenes filmed at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach and Monterey, including the old train station, where the train was headed in the wrong direction; the granddaddy of the Prof. Toro movie list: the first film and the inspiration for the list.

The Horse with a Flying Tail

Release date:1961

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team.

The Parent Trap

Release date:1961

Location(s):
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport - Monterey
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith; directed by David Swift; Disney; story about twin daughters (both played by Miss Mills) whose parents are separated and how they try to bring the family back together; scenes filmed at the baggage counter at the Monterey Peninsula Airport, on the balcony of The Lodge at Pebble Beach overlooking the 18th hole of the golf course and at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach; Wharf Theater actors Bill Houle, Ruth Warshawsky, Ron Robertson, George Gordon and David Riley were extras in the film.

Flight

Release date:1960

Location(s):
  • Carmel Highlands

Description:

Efrain Ramirez; John Steinbeck story originally released as a feature-length film and later edited down to only 30 minutes. Scenes filmed at the Fish Ranch in the Carmel Highlands area.

Midnight Lace

Release date:1960

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin and Myrna Loy; directed by David Miller; Universal; mystery-thriller in which Miss Day is terrorized by an unknown phone caller.

A Summer Place

Release date:1959

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach
  • Point Lobos

Description:

A romantic summer adventure of teenagers and their elders on an island off the coast of Maine.

Actor(s)

Richard Egan
Dorothy McGuire
Sandra Dee
Arthur Kennedy
Troy Donahue