Movies Filmed at the Ranch

Many well-known western movies and TV series were filmed on or near the Empire Ranch. They include (in alphabetical order):

  • 3:10 to Yuma, Glenn Ford, Van Heflin (1957, Delmar Daves)
  • A Star Is Born, Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson (1976, Frank Pierson)
  • Another Man, Another Chance, James Caan, Geneviève Bujold, Francis Huster (1977,  Claude Lelouch)
  • Bonanza, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, several shows (1959-73 TV series, various directors)
  • Broken Lance, Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark (1954, Edward Dmytryk)
  • Desperado, Alex McArthur, Yaphet Kotto (1987 TV, Virgil W. Vogel)
  • Duel In the Sun, Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten (1946, King Vidor)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming (1957, John Sturges)
  • Gunman’s Walk, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, James Darren (1958, Phil Karlson)
  • Gunsight Ridge, Joel McCrea, Mark Stevens (1957, Francis D. Lyon)
  • Gunsmoke, James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, several shows (1955-75 TV series, various directors)
  • Hombre, Paul Newman (1967, Martin Ritt)
  • Hour of the Gun, James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan (1967, John Sturges)
  • Last Train From Gun Hill, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn (1959, John Sturges)
  • Monte Walsh, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance (1970, William Fraker)
  • Night of The Lepus, Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun (1972, William F. Claxton)
  • Oklahoma!, Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones (1955, Fred Zinneman)
  • Pocket Money, Paul Newman, Lee Marvin (1972, Stuart Rosenberg)
  • Posse, Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern (1975, Kirk Douglas)
  • Posse, Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin (1993, Mario Van Peebles)
  • Red River, James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner (1988 TV, Richard Michaels)
  • Red River, John Wayne, Montgomery Clift (1948, Howard Hawks)
  • Return of the Gunfighter, Robert Taylor, Chad Everett (1967, James Neilson)
  • Ruby Jean and Joe, Tom Selleck, Ben Johnson (1996 TV, Jeffrey Sax)
  • The Big Country, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston (1958, William Wyler)
  • The Cowboys, John Wayne (1972, Mark Rydell)
  • The Furies, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston (1950, Anthony Mann)
  • The Last Hard Men, Charlton Heston, James Coburn (1976, Andrew V. McLaglen)
  • The Outlaw Josie Wales, Clint Eastwood (1976, Clint Eastwood)
  • The Wild Rovers, William Holden, Ryan O’Neal (1971, Blake Edwards)
  • The Young Pioneers, Linda Purl, Roger Kern (1978 TV series, various directors)
  • The Young Riders, Stephen Baldwin (1989-92 TV series, various directors)
  • Tom Horn, Steve McQueen (1980, William Wiard)
  • War Arrow, Jeff Chandler, Maureen O’Hara, Jay Silverheels (1953, George Sherman)
  • Winchester ‘73, James Stewart, Shelley Winters (1950, Anthony Mann)

More Information Sought…

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