Leave Her to Heaven

Release Date: 1945

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain and Vincent Price; directed by John M. Stahl; drama, based on a novel, about a selfish and jealous woman who is psychopath causing unhappiness for everybody around here, even in her suicide; Oscar winner for cinematography and nominations for Tierney and art direction.

Maid of Salem

Release Date: 1937

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos

Description:

Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Harvey Stephens, Gale Sondergaard, Louise Dresser, Edward Ellis, Beulah Bondi and Bonita Granville; directed by Frank Lloyd; Paramount; solemn drama about a young girl in Salem, Mass., in 1692 accused of witchcraft and saved by her lover; scenes filmed at Point Lobos; film crew traveled in private railroad cars and stayed at the old Hotel San Carlos in Monterey.

Marine Raiders

Release Date: 1944

Location(s):
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • Del Monte
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Pat O'Brien and Robert Ryan; story about a Marine major who looks out after his captain on Guadalcanal and in Australia; scenes filmed along the coast in Del Monte Forest, including Fanshell Beach, Bird Rock and the 14th hole of the Cypress Point golf course.

Married Alive

Release Date: 1926

Location(s):
  • Carmel Highlands
  • Pacific Grove

Description:

Margaret Livingston and Lou Telegen; William Fox Film Co.; comedy-drama; scenes filmed at Carmel Highlands and the beach at Pacific Grove; film crew stayed at the Highlands Inn.

Men on Call

Release Date: 1931

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Edmund Lowe, Mae Clarke, William Harrigan, Joe Brown, Warren Hymer, George Corcoran, Ruth Warren and Ian MacLaren; directed by John Blystone; Fox; drama about the exploits of the Coast Guard; scenes filmed at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach; the first filming of a talking picture done indoors on location; billed as an experiment to allow filming to continue indoors during inclement weather; houses along Cypress Point used in the film were heavily padded with sound-deadening materials to permit perfect acoustics; one of the sets used in the filming along the 17 Mile Drive was a Hollywood-built lighthouse and high rock outcroppings; the set inspired an ink drawing by local artist Lucy Valentine Pierce, called "Movie Lighthouse 17 Mile Drive;" 100 extras used; the picture featured a shipwreck; stars stayed at the Del Monte Lodge, now The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

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.

Miss Hobbs

Release Date: 1920

Location(s):
  • Carmel

Description:

Wanda Hawley; directed by Donald Crisp; Realart Pictures; comedy about a rich, flighty young woman whose latest cause is radical feminism: exterior scenes filmed in Carmel.

Monterey Pop

Release Date: 1969

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Documentary about the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane and Ravi Shankar; directed by James Desmond and D.A. Pennebaker.

Mr. Imperium

Release Date: 1951

Location(s):
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main, Barry Sullivan, Cedric Hardwicke and Debbie Reynolds; directed by Don Hartman; MGM; light comedy about a May-to-December romance; scenes filmed along the Pebble Beach coast, including the Crocker Mansion, Richard Rodgers house, Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Ghost Tree or Witch Tree at Pescadero Point (standing in for the coast of Italy).

Mutiny on the Bounty

Release Date: 1935

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone; directed by Frank Lloyd; MGM; Oscar winner for Best Picture and acclaimed as one of Hollywood's greatest adventure movies; Oscar nominations for screenplay, director, musical score, film editing, Laughton, Gable and Tone; scenes filmed in the Monterey Harbor aboard the ships Pandora and Bounty.