Considering that this isn't New York or Hollywood, Arizona has had its fair share of movies filmed here, if not in whole, at least in part. The unique environment of the Desert Southwest makes Arizona a popular state for movie production. If a film involves sand, cowboys, the Grand Canyon, Wyatt Earp or red rock country you can pretty much assume that Arizona will be involved in the filming! Here are some movies that have been filmed in Arizona. How many have you seen? Can you tell which parts of these movies were filmed in Arizona?
Movies Filmed in Arizona, Released Before 1980
3:10 to Yuma
After outlaw leader is captured in a small town, his gang continues to threaten. Stars Glenn Ford, Van Heflin. 1957.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. Stars Ellen Burstyn. 1974.
Angel and the Badman
Gunman puts up his guns when he falls in love with a Quaker girl, but no one believes that he's turned peaceable. Stars John Wayne. 1947.
Following the surrender of Geronimo the last Apache warrior is captured. Stars Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson. 1954.
Rodeo rider's marriage is endangered because of his commitment to the sport. Stars Gig Young, Polly Bergen, Harry Morgan. 1953.
Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. Stars Jean Arthur, William Holden. 1940.
An ex-Raider who's let out of jail with buddy are deputized as Arizona Rangers to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border". Stars Audie Murphey. 1965.
The Big Country
Two families feud over water rights, and peace is brought about only with the deaths of the family heads. Stars Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker. 1958.
Ex-Green Beret karate expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway. Stars Tom Laughlin. 1971.
Blood on the Moon
When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. Stars Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan. 1948.
Cancel My Reservation
Stars Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Forrest Tucker, Chief Dan George, Anne Archer, Keenan Wynn. 1972.
Man is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. Stars Elvis Presley. 1969.
The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire. Stars Glenn Ford. 1960.
A performing sharpshooter is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners. Stars Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey, Harry Carey, Jr. 1950.
David and Bathsheba
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. Stars Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward. 1951.
Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip. Stars Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper. 1969.
Hired gunman turns down a job with Bart Jason as it would mean having to fight an old sheriff friend. Stars John Wayne, Robert Mitchum. 1967.
Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl. Stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair. 1973.
Flight of the Phoenix
A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. Stars James Stewart, Richard Attenborough. 1965.
The Frisco Kid
Polish rabbi comes to America and befriends a bank robber. Stars Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford. 1979.
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Some movie annotations provided by The Internet Movie Database