A teenage art prodigy is abandoned in Carmel by his mother. While struggling to survive, he meets an man who introduces him to the world of art forgery, forcing him to choose between artistic integrity and the prospect of wealth.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, 1947, Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney and (a young) Natalie Wood; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; 20th Century Fox; comedy about a widow's friendship with the ghost of a sea captain; Oscar nominee for cinematography; scenes filmed in February 1947 on a beach near Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach.
Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood; directed by David Butler; story about a new recruit in the Army; scenes filmed at Fort Ord.
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross; directed by Mike Nichols (Oscar winner); Embassy; comedy about an ex-student, an older woman and her daughter; Oscar nominee for Best Picture, screenplay, cinematography and acting (Hoffman, Bancroft and Ross); scenes filmed in front of the Carmelite Monastery just south of Carmel (Hoffman is shown driving the wrong-way in a mad dash up and down the coast).
A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team.
Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite DeLa Motte, Dorothy Revier, Nigel de Brulier and Belle Bennett; directed by Allan Dwan; United Artists; from the Alexander Dumas novel, "The Man in the Iron Mask," a sequel to "The Three Musketeers;" classic swashbuckler about the aging heroes D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers battling to save the true prince of France, who has been kidnapped and imprisoned; Fairbanks' last great role; last big silent costume drama of the 1920s; has talking sequences, sound and musical score; filmed at Point Lobos.
Roberta Wilson, Frank Whitson, Eileen Sedgwick and William Siener; directed by Burton George; Universal; scenes filmed at Carmel Mission, J.A. Murphy house in New Monterey, old Hotel Del Monte and its polo grounds and bridal paths, a street flanked by old adobes and Monterey harbor filled with fishing boats; about 100 local fishermen and their wives were extras in the action film, set in Sicily and taken from a novel of the same name by J. Francis Whitman.
Joan Caufield and David Niven; directed by Frank Ross; United Artist; comedy about a magazine photographer who interviews a woman who has written an anti-men book and breaks down her romantic resistance; scenes filmed at the Pine Inn in Carmel and the nearby coastline.
(1999) Terence Stamp, Leslie Ann Warren, Peter Fonda. Big Sur at Lucia Lodge, private home north of Lucia, driving along Highway One.
Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor; directed by Roy Del Ruth; Warner Bros.; polo field at the old Hotel Del Monte in Monterey used for a cominal scene in which Robinson and his fellow gangster characters try to play polo.