1920 - 1959

Below are a variety of films & shows made in our region from 1920 to 1959, utilizing such vibrant locations as the Dragoon MountainsWhite Stallion Ranch, and Old Tucson. We have listed a few of the many locations under each production.

You can check out all of the cinematic looks southern Arizona has to offer on our locations page HERE.


1950 - 1959

The Incredible Petrified World 1959 | Jerry Warren

Locations: Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Last Train From Gun Hill 1959 | John Sturges

Locations: Old Tucson, Empire Ranch, Elgin

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 | Budd Boetticher

Locations: Sabino Canyon, Old Tucson

The Lone Ranger and The Lost City of Gold 1958 | Lesley Selander

Locations: Old Tucson, Mission San Xavier del Bac

The Guns Of Ft. Petticoat 1957 | George Marshall

Locations: Old Tucson, Amado, Picacho Peak State Park

Wagon Train 1957 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson

The Bottom of the Bottle 1956 | Henry Hathaway

Locations: Old Tucson, Nogales, Mission San Xavier del Bac

The Proud Ones 1956 | Robert D. Webb

Locations: Old Tucson

Backlash 1956 | John Sturges

Locations: Old Tucson, Sonoita, Patagonia

Oklahoma! 1955 | Fred Zinnemann

Locations: San Rafael State Park, Sonoita, Empire Ranch

Strange Lady In Town 1955 | Mervyn LeRoy

Locations: Old Tucson

The Violent Men 1955 | Rudolph Maté

Locations: Old Tucson

The Last Outpost 1951 | Lewis R. Foster

Locations: Mission San Xavier del Bac, Old Tucson, Fairbank

Winchester '73 1950 | Anthony Mann

Locations: Old Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Sonoita

Rio Bravo 1959 | Howard Hawks

Locations: Old Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park

The Badlanders 1958 | Delmer Daves

Locations: Old Tucson

3:10 To Yuma 1958 | Delmer Daves

Locations: Old Tucson, Empire Ranch, Dragoon Mountains

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 | John Sturges

Locations: Old Tucson, Elgin, Empire Ranch

Gunsight Ridge 1957 | Francis D. Lyon 

Locations: Old Tucson, Empire Ranch, Patagonia

A Kiss Before Dying 1956 | Gerd Oswald

Locations: University of Arizona, Downtown Tucson, Tucson Mountain Park

The Broken Star 1956 | Lesley Selander

Locations: Old Tucson

Reprisal! 1956 | George Sherman

Locations: Old Tucson

Walk The Proud Land 1956 | Jesse Hibbs

Locations: Old Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park

Violent Saturday 1955 | Richard Fleischer

Locations: Bisbee, Lowell, Warren

Ten Wanted Men 1955 | H. Bruce Humberstone

Locations: Old Tucson

Arena 1953 | Richard Fleischer

Locations: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, Old Tucson

Broken Arrow 1950 | Delmer Daves

Locations: Old Tucson

1920 - 1949

Relentless 1948 | George Sherman

Locations: Old Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park, White Stallion Ranch.

Arizona 1940 | Wesley Ruggles   

Locations: Old Tucson, White Stallion Ranch

Ridin' Wild 1925 | Leon De La Mothe 

Locations: Tucson

The Last Roundup 1947 | John English

Locations: Old Tucson, White Stallion Ranch

The Gay Desperado 1936 | Rouben Mamoulian

Locations: Saguaro National Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Downtown Tucson

The Mine with the Iron Door 1924 | Sam Wood

Locations: Mt. Lemmon, Mammoth, Hayden

A Legacy Of Film By Decade

Skinwalker Set Photo

2020 - Present

Filming Generation Cool in Tucson

2000 - 2019

Filming set check in Tucson

1980 - 1999

Filming airport scene in Tucson

1960 - 1979

Filming car scene in Tucson

1920 - 1959

Film Tucson offers the following services:

Scouting — Assistance with location scouting, photography, and contacts.

Liaison — Work with city, county, state and federal agencies as well as institutions and assist with individual property owners to coordinate neighborhood needs.

Production — Provide information on accommodations, equipment, crew and local suppliers. We are available 24 hours a day to troubleshoot issues.

Additionally, we provide no-fee permits, production manuals which include professionally skilled crew and reliable information regarding a Tucson shoot. We can personally assist with location scoutings as well as coordinate arrangements with Fire, Police, and Traffic Engineering Department personnel. We strive to make your location filming an efficient, cost-effective and enjoyable experience. Whatever your budget or production needs may be, Film Tucson is willing to assist you. Watch our clip reel, Tucson On Film, to see for yourself the legacy of film in Southern Arizona. Visit us on Facebook for the current film news and all the latest info on Tucson's robust local film community.

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