Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton, Barry Sullivan and Jeanette Nolan; directed by William Conrad; Warner Bros.; drama about a spoiled heiress and a madman; scenes filmed at Point Lobos.
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Peter Lorre; directed by Elliott Nugent; Paramount; comedy about a photographer who gets mixed up with mobsters; scenes filmed at the Crocker Mansion in Pebble Beach; at the time the Crocker Mansion was owned by Paul Fagan and was for sale; Paramount had a replica of the front door of the mansion made and used it on a Hollywood sound stage, where a lot of the scenes were shot; location shooting began after Labor Day in 1946 at the mansion, which was built in 1927 at a cost of more than $1 million (building materials were imported stone by stone and pillar by pillar from Europe).
Nazimova and Jack Pickford; silent film; actress Alla Nazimova was the legendary star of the Russian and American stage and of many silent Hollywood films, and was known simply as Nazimova; she retired from the screen in 1925 to return to the stage, "My Son" being her last film as a star; Nazimova reappeared on the screen in talking pictures in the early '40s in character roles; Jack Pickford was the brother of screen idol Mary Pickford; scenes filmed at Knotley (also known as Notley) Landing on the coast south of Carmel heading toward Big Sur.
Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor and Anne Revere; directed by Clarence Brown; MGM; Miss Revere won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; Oscar winner for film editing and nominated for director and cinematography; story about children who train a horse to win the Grand National; scenes filmed at the polo field in Pebble Beach; Toni Brucia was a stand-in for Elizabeth Taylor.
A British Army officer kills a man he finds in his wife's room. Although she is innocent of any wrong the wife claims to be guilty to save her husband from a death sentence. Lewis Stone; Barbara Bedford; First National.
Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Charles Bickford; directed by Lewis Milestone; Hal Roach Studios; considered Chaney's best performance; John Steinbeck morality tale about an itinerant worker who looks after his mentally retarded cousin; Oscar nominee for Best Picture and musical score.
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.
Joan Crawford and Anita Page; directed by Harry Beaumont; MGM; story about the 1920s with Miss Crawford as the ultimate flapper in a role that made her a star; Oscar nominee for screenplay and cinematography; scenes filmed at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the way to the world championships in arm-pressing. When he discovers her, he wants to send her home at first, but after he knows the story he takes her with him - and gets himself into big trouble: her step-father is behind them furiously, trying to kidnap her and take revenge for the stress he got from her mother.
Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter; directed by Harry Lachman; Fox; a romantic romp about the adventures of a tomboy in New York City; scenes filmed along the coast south of Carmel, including Point Lobos.