Beauty Market

Release date:1919

Location(s):
  • Carmel Highlands

Description:

Produced by Katherine MacDonald, who also was one of the stars along with Joseph Dowling; silent film about resort hotels; during the filming, the working title was "Guest of Hercules"; scenes filmed at the Highlands Inn in Carmel Highlands.

Gladsome

Release date:1917

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Neva Gerber, Ben Wilson, Hayward Mack, Willard Wayne, and Ed Brady; produced and directed by George Cochrane; Universal; five-reel Bluebird feature made at a cost of $30,000; fishing scenes filmed at McAbee Beach on Cannery Row; a cast of 30 was here for the filming; top cast members stayed at the old Hotel Del Monte, the rest at the Monterey Hotel.

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.

Ramona

Release date:1916

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Adda Gleason and Monroe Salisbury, directed by Donald Crisp; one of several silent films that dealt with the Helen Hunt Jackson novel about a half-breed girl and an Indian chief's son who fight the greed of white pioneers; 3,000 feet of film shot in the Monterey area.

The Isle of Life

Release date:1916

Location(s):
  • Carmel Mission - Carmel
  • Monterey

Description:

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.

The Other Side of the Door

Release date:1916

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Harold Lockwood, May Alison and Thomas Ricketts; American Motion Picture Co.; set in early California about 1850;scenes filmed in Monterey, including historic sites, with local actors in supporting roles, among them Herb Nuttall, Phil Satterbach, Wilton Gonzendorier, Alvin Johnson, Margaret Wright, Fred Nicholson and Helen Otis; an old horse-drawn street car was used in the filming.

The Eye of the Night

Release date:1916

Location(s):
  • Pacific Grove
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse
  • 17 Mile Drive

Description:

Main exterior scenes were filmed here, on the beach at Pacific Grove, at Point Pinos Lighthouse and along the 17 Mile Drive.

Pidgin Island

Release date:1916

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos

Description:

Harold Lockwood and May Allison; scenes filmed on the beach near the old cannery at Point Lobos; filming was interrupted by a wave; the unexpected fury drenched the filmmakers, ruined the camera and caused cast and crew to cling to each other to avoid being dragged into the wild surf; the film crew returned to the spot to finish their work.

See America First

Release date:1915

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Point Lobos
  • 17 Mile Drive

Description:

A series produced by Mutual Weekly Gaumont, for which scenes were filmed at Point Lobos, along the 17 Mile Drive and at various historic sites, including the Custom House in Monterey; also filmed were sea gills at Monterey's Wharf No. 2 and the old Point Lobos Canning Co., which was billed as the only abalone cannery in the world, getting its catch from divers who worked right near its front door in Whalers Cove.

The Valley of the Moon

Release date:1914

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos
  • Carmel

Description:

Myrtle Stedman and Hobart Bosworth; directed by Bosworth; an early silent movie; shown in Monterey in November 1914; scenes filmed at various local sites, including the old abalone cannery at Point Lobos and in and around Carmel.