Kent Lane, Michele Carey, Manuela Theiss and Marcia Strassman; written, produced and directed by Hal Bartlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Bartlett who grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and moved away to become a Hollywood filmmaker; story about a young Hollywood actor (played by Lane) who doesn't fit in either the older generation or the younger, hip generation, so he drops out of college and travels; scenes filmed at Point Lobos and Carmel; with Bartlett during the filming was his wife, actress Rhonda Fleming.
Dean Jones, Michele Lee and Buddy Hackett; directed by Robert Stevenson; Disney; comedy about a Volkswagen car with a mind if its own.
Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley, Samantha Eggar and Richard Attenborough; directed by Richard Fleischer; 20th Century Fox; Dr. Dolittle is a veterinary surgeon who talks to animals; the song "Talk to the Animals" won the Oscar, and the movie was nominated for a total of five Oscars, including Best Picture, cinematography and musical score; scenes filmed at the Doud Ranch in Big Sur over four days.
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).
William Shatner; an obscure film; dialogue spoken in Esperanto (an artificial language using word bases common to major European languages); shown at the San Francisco Film Festival and apparently never put into general release; a failed attempt to be an American-made "art film" and to look like an Ingmar Bergman movie ("The Seventh Seal" or "The Virgin Spring"); scenes filmed in Big Sur.
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint and Charles Bronson; directed by Vincente Minnelli; MGM; love story about a liberated artist with an illegitimate son living in a Monterey beach shack and a dedicated, married and confused minister who is in charge of a school; Oscar winner for Best Song ("The Shadow of Your Smile"); scenes filmed in Monterey and Big Sur.
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.
Celia Kaye, Larry Domasin and George Kennedy; directed by James B. Clark; Universal; drama about two orphaned children who grow up on a California Island, protected by wild dogs.
Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight; directed by Roger Corman, King of the B Movies, who also co-produced it with Francis Ford Coppola; low-budget horror movie, panned by the critics, about a baron who lives for 20 years in a creepy castle, mourning the death of his wife; one of Corman's quickies; it was shot over one weekend on the set of "The Raven," plus location scenes done at Big Sur and other coastal locations in California; in Corman's autobiography, "How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime," Nicholson said he was overcome by a wave while wearing a heavy costume and almost drowned in the surf at Big Sur during the filming and that Coppola, in charge of the Big Sur filming, went over budget by taking 11 days instead of three days at Big Sur.
Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen and Tuesday Weld; directed by Ralph Nelson; Allied Artists; a mix of comedy and tragedy as two sergeants plan for civilian life but one of them dies; scenes filmed at Fort Ord.