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.

The Old Man and the Mountain Lion

Release Date: 2014

Location(s):
  • Big Sur

Description:

After an old man loses his beloved house cat to a mountain lion, he sets off into the at once brutal and arresting Big Sur Wilderness to seek his revenge.

The Other Side of the Door

Release Date: 1916

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Harold Lockwood, May Alison and Thomas Ricketts; American Motion Picture Co.; set in early California about 1850;scenes filmed in Monterey, including historic sites, with local actors in supporting roles, among them Herb Nuttall, Phil Satterbach, Wilton Gonzendorier, Alvin Johnson, Margaret Wright, Fred Nicholson and Helen Otis; an old horse-drawn street car was used in the filming.

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.

The Primrose Path

Release Date: 1925

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

Clara Bow; directed by Harry Hoyt; Arrow.

The Right of Way

Release Date: 1920

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Bert Lytell, Gibson Gowland and Leatrice Joy; directed by Jack Dillon; Metro; drama about a cynical attorney whose faith in mankind is restored; two endings were filmed -- one in which the hero dies, in line with the novel, "The Right of Way," by Sir Gilbert Parker, and the other a "happy ending," theater operators were allowed by Metro to show either ending -- or both at different showings; forest scenes filmed near Monterey.

The Rosary

Release Date: 1922

Location(s):
  • Carmel

Description:

Lewis Stone; Selig-Rork; scenes filmed in the Carmel area.

The Sandpiper

Release Date: 1965

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Big Sur

Description:

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint and Charles Bronson; directed by Vincente Minnelli; MGM; love story about a liberated artist with an illegitimate son living in a Monterey beach shack and a dedicated, married and confused minister who is in charge of a school; Oscar winner for Best Song ("The Shadow of Your Smile"); scenes filmed in Monterey and Big Sur.

The Second Woman

Release Date: 1951

Location(s):
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Monterey

Description:

Robert Young and Betsy Drake; directed by James Kern; United Artist; suspense drama about a man suspected in the death of his fiancee.

The Shift

Release Date: 2009

Location(s):
  • Monterey Peninsula

Description:

Filmed entirely on the Monterey Peninsula, a docudrama relating to the teachings of Dr. Wayne Dyer.