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.

DirectorHarold 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.

ProducerCharlie Chaplin

DirectorJosef 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.

DirectorMark 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.

DirectorGeorge 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.

DirectorClarence 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.

DirectorPaul 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.