Steven Webber, William Lee Scott. Psychological Thriller. Shot in private home near Bradley, doubling for Midwest.
Reginald Denny; Universal; auto racing scenes filmed at Indian Village near the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach; a stunt driver was used for Denny in a racing scene after Denny was nearly involved in an accident with another racing car in an earlier scene.
Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins and Maximilian Schell; directed by David Mann; Columbia; drama based on a Broadway play with Miss Russell cast in a familiar role as a domineering woman, this time a demanding wife who nearly wrecks her family's existence; scenes filmed in Pebble Beach (including inside a mansion).
Efrain Ramirez; John Steinbeck story originally released as a feature-length film and later edited down to only 30 minutes. Scenes filmed at the Fish Ranch in the Carmel Highlands area.
Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter and Sam Snead; directed by Sidney Lanfield; 20th Century Fox; biography of golfer Ben Hogan; scenes filmed in Pebble Beach; Harold Firstman of Corral de Tierra played Hogan as a teenager.
Eric Von Stroheim (one of the silent screen's greatest directors and actors who was known for his unbridled extravagance) and Mae Busch; directed by Von Stroheim; Universal; considered Von Stroheim's most vivid star performance and one of his most lavish productions; billed as the first million dollar movie; a risque film in those days; story about a fake count in Monte Carlo who seduces and blackmails rich women; scenes filmed along the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and at Point Lobos, featuring a large Monte Carlo set, four stories high, at Sea Lion Point in the Point Lobos State Reserve; 500 extras, including 350 socialites from San Francisco and Monterey County, among them Charles Crocker, Betty Folger, Howard and Rudolph Spreckels, George Newhall, Elyse Hopkins, Joseph Tobin, M.H. DeYoung and S.F.B. Morse.
Forever Amber, 1947, Linda Darnell, Cornell Wilde and George Sanders; directed by Otto Preminger; story about a lively wench who sacrifices love and honor to get ahead at the court of Britain's King Charles II; considered a racy film in its era; Oscar nominee for musical score; scenes shot at Cypress Point.
Four Daughters, 1938, Claude Rains, John Garfield and the Lane Sisters; directed by Michael Curtiz; Warner Bros.; adaptation of the Fannie Hurst story; critically acclaimed; Oscar nominee (Best Picture, screenplay, director and Garfield as Best Actor); scenes filmed in front of Colton Hall in Monterey; sisters Toni and Clara Brucia had small parts in the film.
Francis Joins the WACs, 1954, Donald O'Connor, with Chill Wills as the voice of Francis, The Talking Mule; directed by Arthur Lubin; Universal-International; comedy about how a mistake sends Donald O'Connor back into the Army -- as a WAC recruit; scenes for the fifth of seven Francis pictures were filmed at Fort Ord in April 1954, and several WACs from Fort Ord and other Army posts in Northern California were used as extras.
Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm and Anne Revere; directed by Elia Kazan; 20th Century Fox; drama about a journalist who poses as a Jew to write about anti-Semitism; Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Miss Holm); also nominated for Oscars were the screenplay, film editing, Peck, McGuire and Revere; scenes filmed at various Peninsula locations.