Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Evelyn Rudie (as a child star); directed by Jean Negulesco; 20th Century Fox; story about a childless couple who adopt a strange little girl; Karlsson Roth at the age of 11 was a double for Miss Rudie.
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.
Lana Turner, Van Heflin and Donna Reed; directed by Victor Saville; MGM; 19th century romance set in New Zealand; Oscar nominee for cinematography and film editing; scenes filmed at the old Coast Guard station near Big Sur (standing in for a nunnery).
Sterling Hayden, Pamela Duncan, Mary Beth Hughes, Lee Van Cleef, Byron Foulger and Ted de Corsia; directed by Carl G. Hittleman; Allied Artists; grade-B western about a gunslinger out for revenge; scenes filmed along the Monterey Peninsula coastline, including the Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach.
James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Victor Jory, Frank Craven and Harold Huber; directed by Lloyd Bacon; Warner Bros.; comedy-drama about a safecracker who went straight in order to get even with old rivals; scenes filmed at Point Lobos.
Dean Jones and Don Knotts; directed by Vencent McEveety; Disney; second sequel to The Love Bug; comedy about a Volkswagon car with a mind if its own who enters a race and routs a gang of car thieves; scenes filmed at Laguna Seca Raceway.
Thomas Edison Co.; short film; may have been among the earliest films ever available for public showing; released in October 1897 along with another Peninsula-made film, "Surf at Monterey."
Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrence in his last movie and Ben Lyon; directed by James Cruze; United Artist; tough, even daring, drama about a reporter who uses a girl's friendship to expose her father's smuggling activities; the story is based on Max Miller's popular book of the same name; the film originated the phrase, "Not tonight, Josephine!" Monterey stood in for the San Diego waterfront, where the story is set; film crew was in Monterey for two months; in one filming sequence, Sal Colletto, "Beau Brummel of Fisherman's Wharf," was photographed at the wheel of his purse seiner, the Dante Alighieri, about a mile off Fisherman's Wharf.
When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control.
Robert Wagner, Bradford Dilman, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Sheree North and Dana Winter; 20th Century Fox; $2 million budget; drama about three young Marines' adventures in love and war; the story was based on Monterey author Anton Myrer's second novel, "The Big War;" filmed entirely on the Monterey Peninsula, including Fisherman's Wharf, the Ghost Tree on the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach; Ted Balestreri, then a freshman at Monterey Peninsula College and now co-owner of the Sardine Factory on Cannery Row in Monterey and other restaurants, had a bit part, a speaking role in three scenes, as Hunter's younger brother on a fishing boat; local extras in the film included Brenda Buerger (daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Newton Buerger of Pebble Beach who was a stand in for Miss Lang), Tom Coble, Ken Greene, Gregorio Cueto and Jill Livingston (then the 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Livingstone of Carmel; Jill's twin sister might also have been in the film).