Santa Cruz County History - Films



On Location in Santa Cruz County
Chronological List of Films: 1941 — 1950

Compiled by Ann Young

 


This list contains the titles of films which were shot entirely or partially in Santa Cruz County, California. The year in front of the film title is the release date. If that date was not found, then the shoot date is given. Each title is followed by a listing of local newspaper articles, with links to the full texts of many articles from the 1910's and 1920's.

(1941) Suspicion

Note: The film is based on the novel "Before the Fact" by Francis Iles.

Miscellaneous references:

Gibson, Ross Eric. "Local Inspiration for Movie Classics: Hitchcock Had Link to Santa Cruz." San Jose Mercury News, November 29, 1994, p.1B

The Internet Movie Database

(1942) The Forest Rangers

Note: The film was adapted from a story by Thelma Strabel.

Mentioned in a historical context:

Sawyer, Preston. "Santa Cruz Yesterdays." Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 17, 1956, p.16

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Miscellaneous references:

(1947) Romance of Rosy Ridge

Note: "The Yankee" was the working title. The film is based on the story by MacKinlay Kantor.

Mentioned in a historical context:

Swift, Carolyn. "Movie Makers Liked Mountains, Big Trees For Film Backdrop." Cabrillo Times & Green Sheet, November 4, 1976, p.11

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Jensen, Lisa. "On Location In Santa Cruz." Good Times, July 9, 1981, pp.14-15

Christie, Dana. "Lights! Camera! Santa Cruz!" Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.10

Miscellaneous references:

(1947) The Yankee

See Romance of Rosy Ridge

(1948) The Sun Comes Up

Note: The film is based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Mentioned in a historical context:

Sawyer, Preston. "Santa Cruz Yesterdays." Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 17, 1949, p.6

Swift, Carolyn. "This Was A Favorite Filming Spot In The Early Days Of Movies." Cabrillo Times & Green Sheet, October 28, 1976, p.16

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Christie, Dana. "Lights! Camera! Santa Cruz!" Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.10

Miscellaneous references:


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