A Man of Honor

Release Date: 1919

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach
  • Carmel Beach

Description:

A romantic drama based on Henry Kitchell Webster's novel, "A King of Khaki;" scenes filmed at the Pebble Beach golf course (turned into a village street in the semitropics) Carmel Beach and elsewhere on the Peninsula; Lockwood, a silent screen lover and early version of Rudolph Valentino, spent about three weeks here for the filming in June 1918; Lockwood died later that year; this was Lockwood's last film.

Director: Harold Lockwood

Actor(s):

Harold Lockwood

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

A Woman of the Sea

Release Date: 1926

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Miss Purviance was Chaplin's girlfriend; the film was privately exhibited and may have only been shown once; it was never put into general release; scenes filmed at Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey and on Monterey Bay; two Monterey sardine boat crews, Angelo Lucido's and Peter Ferranti's, were used in the filming.

Producer:Charlie Chaplin

Director: Josef Von Sternberg

Actor(s):

Edna Purviance

A Woman Rebels

Release Date: 1936

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

A story about a feminist in Victorian England who fights for women's rights and has an illegitimate baby; critics called it interesting, albeit one of the half-forgotten of Hollywood's star dramas and a New York Times reviewer found it "picturesque;" the view from Cypress Point looking south toward Carmel Bay and Point Lobos, with the Big Sur hills in the background appears in a background scene with none of the actors in it, standing in for the coast of Italy.

Director: Mark Sandrich

Actor(s):

Katherine Hepburn
Herbert Marshall
Elizabeth Allan
Donald Crisp
Van Heflin

All Men Are Enemies

Release Date: 1934

Location(s):
  • Carmel

Description:

A romantic drama about sweethearts parted by war who are reunited at last, despite another woman; scenes filmed around Carmel.

Director: George Fitzmaurice

Actor(s):

Hugh Williams
Helen Twelvetrees
Mona Barrie

Anna Karenina

Release Date: 1935

Location(s):
  • Monterey Peninsula

Description:

Tolstoy's story of an illicit romance in the imperial court of Russia; critically acclaimed movie; race track and steeplechase scenes filmed on the Monterey Peninsula.

Director: Clarence Brown

Actor(s):

Greta Garbo
Fredric March
Basil Rathbone

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.

Bandits

Release Date: 2001

Location(s):
  • Salinas

Description:

Two fugitive bank robbers played by Bruce Willis and his hypochondriac partner, Billy Bob Thornton, rob a string of banks from Oregon through California. Hoping to finance their South-of-the-Border retirement dream, things get complicated when they meet a runaway housewife and they both fall in love with her. The “Wildwood Bank” scenes were filmed in and around a former bank building in Oldtown Salinas at Main Street and Gavilan.

Basic Instinct

Release Date: 1992

Location(s):
  • Garrapata Beach
  • Carmel
  • Carmel Valley

Description:

A murder mystery, billed as a psychological thriller; controversial because of its portrayals of gay and lesbian murders; rated R because of strong sex and violence; Oscar nominee for musical score and film editing; scenes filmed at Carmel Valley Village, Carmel Highlands and Garrapata Beach south of the Highlands; Garrapata Beach stood in for Marin County's Stinson Beach.

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Actor(s):

Michael Douglas
Sharon Stone

Beautiful Monterey

Release Date: 1917

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Point Lobos

Description:

A travelogue; Prisma Motion Picture Co. of New York; scenes filmed at Fisherman's Wharf and elsewhere on the waterfront, on the streets of Monterey and at Point Lobos.