The Snob

Release Date: 1920

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

Two schoolteachers, married for love, are parted by the husband's obsessive desire for wealth and social position.

The Terror

Release Date: 1963

Location(s):
  • Big Sur

Description:

Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight; directed by Roger Corman, King of the B Movies, who also co-produced it with Francis Ford Coppola; low-budget horror movie, panned by the critics, about a baron who lives for 20 years in a creepy castle, mourning the death of his wife; one of Corman's quickies; it was shot over one weekend on the set of "The Raven," plus location scenes done at Big Sur and other coastal locations in California; in Corman's autobiography, "How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime," Nicholson said he was overcome by a wave while wearing a heavy costume and almost drowned in the surf at Big Sur during the filming and that Coppola, in charge of the Big Sur filming, went over budget by taking 11 days instead of three days at Big Sur.

The Trial of Billy Jack

Release Date: 1974

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay, Teresa Laughlin, William Wellman Jr. and Sacheen Littlefeather; Warner Bros.; story about a crusading Indian half-breed who fights corruption.

The Turning Point

Release Date: 1920

Location(s):
  • Old Hotel Del Monte - Monterey

Description:

Kathryn McDonald, Nigel Barrie, Leota Lorraine and William V. Mong; scenes filmed at the old Hotel Del Monte, now the Naval Postgraduate School.

The Uninvited

Release Date: 1944

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

The Unknown

Release Date: 1927

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Joan Crawford and Lon Chaney; directed by Tod Browning; MGM; silent melodrama, weird story; scenes filmed in Pebble Beach.

The Valley of the Moon

Release Date: 1914

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos
  • Carmel

Description:

Myrtle Stedman and Hobart Bosworth; directed by Bosworth; an early silent movie; shown in Monterey in November 1914; scenes filmed at various local sites, including the old abalone cannery at Point Lobos and in and around Carmel.

The Woman on Pier 13

Release Date: 1950

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos

Description:

Robert Ryan and Lorraine Day; directed by Robert Stevenson; RKO; shooting title was "East Is East" and alternate title was "I Married a Communist;" story about a shipping executive being blackmailed by communists who know he committed a crime when he was a kid; scenes filmed at Point Lobos.

The Wrong Mr. Wright

Release Date: 1927

Location(s):
  • Carmel

Description:

Jean Hersholt and Enid Bennett; directed by Carter deHaven; scenes filmed in Carmel.

They Drive by Night

Release Date: 1940

Location(s):
  • Wharf No. 2 - Monterey

Description:

George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino; directed by Raoul Walsh; Warner Bros.; action film about competition in the trucking business; scenes filmed at Wharf No. 2 in Monterey (hauling fish by truck).