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Louisiana in the Movies

Louisiana consistently ranks in the top 20 among states with the greatest amount of filming activity. Shooting in Louisiana is cost effective, can be done practically all year long, and locations are diverse. They range from the obvious French Quarter to swamps, rivers, lakes, bayous, rolling hills, and historic homes - large and small.

Here are my own comments and reviews on some of these films.

Louisiana has been the location for more than 230 motion pictures over the past 75 years, including:
Faust - (1908)
Tarzan of the Apes - starring Elmo Lincoln, Morgan City (the first Tarzan movie, 1918)
Jezebel - starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda (1938)
A Streetcar Named Desire - starring Marlon Brando, (1950) [New Orleans]
King Creole - starring Elvis (1958) [New Orleans]
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte - starring Bette Davis (1954) [Oak Alley ]
Easy Rider - starring Dennis Hopper [Lafouche Parish, New Orleans]
Live and Let Die - starring Roger Moore, 007 [New Orleans]
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - starring Cicely Tyson
The Drowning Pool - starring Paul Newman [Lake Charles, New Orleans]
The Toy - starring Richard Pryor [New Orleans, Baton Rouge]
The Big Easy - starring Dennis Quaid [New Orleans]
Belizaire, The Cajun - starring Armand Assante [Lafayette]
Everybody's All-American - starring Jessica Lange [Baton Rouge, Nottoway]
Sounder - starring Cicely Tyson [West Feliciana]
The Blob - starring Kevin Dillon [Abbeville]
Mandingo - starring James Mason [Belle Helene Plantation and New Orleans]
Fletch Lives - starring Chevy Chase [River Road, Belle Helene Plantation]
Sex, Lies, and Videotape - starring James Spader [New Orleans]
Blaze - starring Paul Newman [New Orleans, Winnfield, Baton Rouge]
Steel Magnolias - starring Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah [Natchitoches]
The Pelican Brief - starring Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington [New Orleans]
The Client - starring Susan Sarandon [New Orleans]
J.F.K. - starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones [New Olreans]
Horse Soldiers - starring John Wayne [Natchitoches]
Interview With The Vampire - starring Tom Cruse [New Orleans, Oak Alley]
The Man In The Moon - starring Tess Harper [Natchitoches]
Hard Target - starring Jean-Claude Van Damme [New Orleans, Nottoway, Oak Alley]
Passion Fish - starring Mary McDonald [Jennings, Lake Arthur area]
Blue Chips - starring Nick Nolte, Shaquille O'Neal [New Orleans]


Also films about Louisiana


Louisiana Story - starring Robert Flaherty [South Louisiana]
Thunder Bay - starring Jimmy Stewart [Morgan City]
Toast of New Orleans - starring David Niven
Lady From Louisiana - starring John Wayne
Soldier's Story - starring Denzel Washington
The Buccaneer - starring Yul Bryner [New Orleans, Shadows on the Teche]
The Pistol, Birth of a Legend - starring Adam Guier
Evangeline - (1929 B/W silent) only available for viewing at UCLA Archives in L.A.
All the King's Men - starring Brodrick Crawford
The Kingfish - starring John Goodman [New Orleans, Baton Rouge]
Heaven's Prisoner - starring Alex Balwin [various Louisiana locations]
Silencer - [various Louisiana locations]


Louisiana Film Commission Information provided by the Louisiana Film and Television, Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana Life Magazine, Acadiana Profile, and the Louisiana Catalog, Cut Off, Louisiana


Films Made In Louisiana

1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s |1950s |40s-1900

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2005
Dukes of Hazzard
All the Kings Men
Elvis
Just My Luck
Pizza Wars
Retiremen
Campus Confidential
Faith of My Fathers*
Failure to Launch
Big Momma's House 2
Mammoth
Stay Alive
Bug*
For One Night*
The Last Time*
The Reaping*
Same As It Never Was*
Deja Vu*
The Guardian*
* - tentatively scheduled


2004
Torn Apart
Because of Winn-Dixie
Growing Pains 2
Waiting
Floor of Fear
Nikki and Nora
Infidelity
Stuck in Suburbs
Pop Rocks
Searching for David's Heart
Now You See It...
Skeleton Key
Football Prophets
Last Holiday
Glory Road
Miracle RUn
Brooke Ellison
Frankenstein
Dead Will Tell
Backwater
Dreamer
Canal Street Brothel
Heatless
Five Fingers
Odd Girl Out
Make it Funky
Thief


2003
Ray
Mr. 3000
Deacon Jones Jump Blues
A Love Song for Bobby Long
Home of Phobia


2002
Evil Remains
Runaway Jury


2000
The Riff
Stalled


1999
FAQ
Tony Bravo
Dead Dog
Dracula2K
Under Surveillance
Lush


1998
Any Day Now
Crazy in Alabama
Scarlett's Children
Heiress of the Bayou
Child of New Orleans
Double Jeopardy
A Lesson Before Dying
Madame le Consul
Vampire Murders
Universal Solider II
Bad City Blues
Black Jaq
Going to Mardi Gras
Palmer's Pick-Up
America's Funniest Home Videos
The Great Depression
Going WIld with Jeff Corwin
Miss Universe Pageant
Young Doctors
Miss Teen USA
America's Greatest Pets
Timescape


1997
Primary Colors
Out of Sight
Fait Accompli
Cypress Edge
Letters from a Killer
Murder of Crows
Lucinda's Spell
To Kill Thy Neighbor
Lethal Ladies
Cockpros and Microwaves
Anne Rice's Rag & Bone



1996
The Apostle
Eve's Bayou
The Old Man
Solitude Point
Orleans (movie)
Orleans (series)
Big Easy (series)
13 Bourbon Street
Dark Angel
La Comptess De Baton Rouge
First Love, Last Rites
Suspicion/ Baton Rouge
Favorite Son
Buddys
Dirty Rice
Bump in the Night
Day of the Warrior
The Man Next Door
Grey's Anatomy
Uncle Sidney & the Mexicans
1995
The Glass Cage
Waterfront
Cat Calls
Dead Man Walking
Lolita

1994
Kingfish
Silencer
Sweet Justice
Heaven's Prisoner
1993
Pelican Brief
Fatal Justice
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Do or Die
Crescent City
Skip Tracer
The Client
Interview with the Vampire
French Silk
Blue Chip
House of Secrets
Enemy Gold
Stormswept
Occhio Pinocchio



1992
Undercover Blues
Hard Target
The Fire Next Time
Passion fish
Honor Among Thieves
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
Night Trap
1991
JFK
Storyville
Love & Curses, & all that Jazz
Nert'nerworld
The Gate to Nothing
A Woman's Secret
Delta Heat
Timescape, USA
Guests of the Emperor
1990
Hard Hunted
Where the Red Fern Grows, II
This Gun for Hire
Double Crossed
Grand Isle
The Man in the Moon
Hot Steps
Scorchers
Jailbirds
Black Lake, Dry Ice
Zandalee
Darkness
Dangerous Games
Maggie May

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Steel Magnolias poster 1989
Blaze
Convices
Wild at Heart
Tune in Tomorrow
The Pistol
False Witness
Miller's Crossing
Traveling Man
Blue Bayou
Eleven Days and Eleven Nights, Part II
The Blob
Fletch Saved
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny Handsome
Margaret Bourke-White
Outside Woman
Sex, lies and videotape
Steel Magnolias
Elysian Fields
In the Heat of the Night
Les Discos D'Or



1987
Three on a Match
The Unholy
Killer Birds
Gator Bait 2
In the Heat of the Night
Everybody's All American

1986
No Mercy
Avenging Force
Steamboats A'Coming
Angel Heart
Undercover
Shy People
Sister, Sister
Gathering of Old Men
Eleven Days & Eleven Nights
1985
Atchafalaya
The Long Hot Summer
Belizaire, The Cajun
Baton Rouge
North and South - Part 1
North and South - Part 2
If Tomorrow Comes
Dalton
Down By Law
Big Easy

1984
The Click
Stereopticon
Hot Pursuit
Huey Long Documentary
French Quarter Undercover
1983
Louisiana (mini series ~ feature)
Hobson' s Choice
Tightrope
Streetcar Named Desire (remake)
River Rats
Horror at Copasaw Bayou

1982
The Toy
Dixie
Johnny Blue

1981
Southern Comfort
Grambling 's White Tiger
Cat People
Cane River


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1980
Netchu Jidai
Adventures of Professor Mizutani
Mississippi Days & Southern Nights
Concrete Cowboys
The Beyond

1979
The Dark Side of Love
The Baltimore Bullet
Hardcase

1978
A Woman Called Moses
Murder at the Mardi Gras
Big Bob Johnson & His Fantastic Speed
Circus
Night Riders
The Evictors
1977
Five Days from Home
Pretty Baby
Sparrow
Superdome
Revenge of the Creature

1976
J. D.'s Revenge
French Quarter
Casey's Shadow
The Savage Bees
The Life & Assassination of the Kingfish
This Far by Faith
Return to Boggy Creek
1975
Sounder - Part ll
Dead Man on the Run
Deadly Tower
Drum
Going Home
Let's Do It Again
Creature from Black Lake

1974
Been Down So Long
Mandingo
Hard Times
The Drowning Pool
Obsession
Marianne
Crash


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1973
Bob Hope~Mardi Gras
My Name is Nobody
Gator Bait
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

1972
Moon of the Wolf
Sounder
Live and Let Die
Nightmare Honeymoon
Fear is Key
1971
The Player
Keep Off the Grass
Five Easy Pieces
Wife's Habit
Dirty Dan
Bayou Boy
Longstreet

1970
The Beguiled
Quadroon

1969
Easy Rider
WUSA
Goodbye Uncle Tom
Last of the Mobile Hotshots
Undefeated
The Family
1968
The Slaves
Number One
Again, A Love Story
Night of the Bloody Horror
Blood Kin

1967
The Pill

1966
Hotel
Hurry Sundown
Lassie

1965
Alvarez Kelly
Nevada Smith
This Property is Condemned
The Cincinnati Kid


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1964
Bayous of Louisiana
The American Wife
Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte

1963
Toys in the Attic

1960
Poor White Trash
Desire in the Dust

1959
The Sound And the Fury
1958
Buccaneer
King Creole
Wake of the Drunken Soldier
Horse Soldiers
Mardi Gras
Louisiana Hussy

1957
Bayou
Long Hot Summer
Big Fat Black Pussycat
Sing You Sinners
Durango
Band of Angels
Damn Citizen
Swamp Women
1956
Thunder Bay

1950
Panic in the Street
Streetcar Named Desire


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1946
New Orleans

1945
Enchanted Voyage

1941
The Flame of New Orleans

1940
Kidnapper's Foil
1938
The Buccaneer
Jezebel

1929
Evangeline

1924
Youth's Romance
Prohibition
1918
Way Up in Society
Revelation

1917
Tarzan of the Apes

1912
The Belle of New Orleans
Girl Strikers
The Pilgrimage
Mardi Gras Mixup
Buck Town Romance
Darling of the C.S.A.

1908
Faust



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