1960 - 1979

Below are a variety of films & shows made in our region from 1960 to 1979, utilizing such vibrant locations as Downtown TucsonEmpire Ranch, and Sabino Canyon. 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.


1970 - 1979

The Frisco Kid 1979 | Robert Aldrich

Locations: Old Tucson, Arivaca, Sonoita

The Villain 1979 | Hal Needham

Locations: Old Tucson, Benson

It Lives Again 1978 | Larry Cohen

Locations: Tucson

Go West Young Girl 1978 | TV Movie | Alan J. Levi

Locations: Old Tucson

Incredible Rocky Mountain Race 1977 | TV Movie | James L. Conway

Locations: Old Tucson

Another Man, Another Chance 1977 | Claude Lelouch

Locations: Babocomari Ranch, Sonoita, Mescal

A Star Is Born 1976 | Frank Pierson

Locations: Empire Ranch, Pima County Courthouse, Downtown Tucson

The Last Hard Men 1976 | Andrew V. McLaglen

Locations: Arivaca, Old Tucson, Empire Ranch

The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 | Clint Eastwood

Locations: Old Tucson, Mescal, Empire Ranch

White Line Fever 1975 | Jonathan Kaplan

Locations: Triple T Truck Stop, Saguaro National Park, Downtown Tucson

Posse 1975 | Kirk Douglas

Locations: Old Tucson, Empire Ranch

Death Wish 1974 | Michael Winner

Locations: University of Arizona, Old Tucson

The Hanged Man 1974 | TV Movie | Michael Caffey

Locations: Mescal, Old Tucson

Petrocelli (NBC) 1974 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson, Tucson Mountain Park, Downtown Tucson

Pray For The Wildcats 1974 | TV Movie | Robert Michael Lewis

Locations: Old Tucson, Nogales

Trial of Billy Jack 1974 | Tom Laughlin

Locations: Old Tucson, Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Restless Sleep 1973 | David Burton Morris

Locations: Tucson

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 1973 | Richard C. Sarafian

Locations: Old Tucson, San Rafael Valley

Gunsmoke (CBS) 1972 | TV Show | S18 Ep 11

Locations: Old Tucson, Empire Ranch

Night of the Lepus 1972 | William F. Claxton

Locations: Old Tucson, Sonoita, Empire Ranch

The Legend of Nigger Charley 1972 | Martin Goldman

Locations: Old Tucson

Joe Kidd 1972 | John Sturges

Locations: Old Tucson

Dirty Little Billy 1972 | Stan Dragoti

Locations: Old Tucson, Mescal

Yuma 1971 | TV Movie | Ted Post

Locations: Old Tucson, Sabino Canyon

Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 | Burt Kennedy

Locations: Mescal, Old Tucson, Sonoita

The Animals 1970 | Ron Joy

Locations: Saguaro National Park, Old Tucson

Monte Walsh 1970 | William A. Fraker

Locations: Mescal, Old Tucson, Circle Z Ranch

Mr. Horn 1979 | TV Movie | Jack Starrett

Locations: San Rafael Valley, Las Cieneges National Conservation Area, Mescal

The Sacketts 1979 | TV Mini-Series                  

Locations: Sonoita, Mescal, Patagonia

The New Maverick 1978 | TV Movie | Hy Averback

Locations: San Rafael Ranch State Park, Patagonia, Old Tucson

Wild & Wooly 1978 | TV Movie | Philip Leacock

Locations: Old Tucson

How the West Was Won 1977 | TV Series

Locations: Benson, Mescal, Old Tucson

Tales of The Nunundaga (ABC) 1977 | TV Special | John Llewellyn Moxey

Locations: Old Tucson

Hawmps! 1976 | Joe Camp

Locations: Old Tucson

Wanted: The Sundance Woman 1976 | TV Movie | Lee Philips

Locations: Old Tucson

Young Pioneers 1976 | TV Movie | Michael O'Herlihy

Locations: San Rafael Ranch State Park, Empire Ranch, Mescal

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1975 | TV Movie | Harry Falk

Locations: Old Tucson

Katherine (An American Terrorist) 1975 | TV Movie | Jeremy Kagan

Locations: Old Tucson

The Gun And The Pulpit 1974 | TV Movie | Daniel Petrie

Locations: Old Tucson

Mark of Zorro 1974 | TV Movie | Don McDougall

Locations: Old Tucson, Mission San Xavier del Bac

A Knife For The Ladies 1974 | Larry G. Spangler

Locations: Old Tucson

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 | Martin Scorsese

Locations: Fourth Avenue Underpass, Longhorn Grill, Saguaro National Park

Electra Glide in Blue 1973 | James William Guercio

Locations: Tucson

Lost Horizon 1973 | Charles Jarrott

Locations: Tucson

The Soul of Nigger Charley 1973 | Larry G. Spangler

Locations: Old Tucson, Benson, Sabino Canyon

The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 | John Huston

Locations: Old Tucson, Mescal, Douglas

Pocket Money 1972 | Stuart Rosenberg

Locations: Old Tucson, Nogales, Empire ranch

A Ton of Grass Goes To Pot 1972 | Tom Hanson

Locations: Old Tucson

Ulzana's Raid 1972 | Robert Aldrich

Locations: Sonoita, Nogales

Wild Rovers 1971 | Blake Edwards

Locations: Nogales, Patagonia, Old Tucson

Scandalous John 1971 | Robert Butler

Locations: Old Tucson

Rio Lobo 1970 | Howard Hawks

Locations: Old Tucson, Arivaca

The Great White Hope 1970 | Martin Ritt

Locations: Nogales, Sonoita, San Rafael Ranch State Park

1960 - 1969

Death of A Gunfighter 1969 | Don Siegel & Robert Totten

Locations: Old Tucson

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969 | Lee H. Katzin

Locations: Old Tucson

Hell's Belles 1969 | Maury Dexter

Locations: Old Tucson, Amado

Lonesome Cowboys 1968 | Andy Warhol

Locations: Old Tucson

The Young Animals 1968 | Maury Dexter

Locations: Tucson High School

El Dorado 1967 | Howard Hawks

Locations: Old Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park, Fairbank

The High Chaparral 1967 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson, Tombstone, Nogales

The Way West 1967 | Andrew V. McLaglen

Locations: Old Tucson

A Time For Killing 1967 | Phil Karlson

Locations: Old Tucson

Bonanza 1966 | TV Series

Locations: Tanque Verde Ranch, Empire Ranch, Patagonia

Arizona Raiders 1965 | William Witney

Locations: Old Tucson

The Reward 1965 | Serge Bourguignon

Locations: Old Tucson

McLintock! 1963 | Andrew V. McLaglen

Locations: Old Tucson, San Rafael Ranch State Park, Patagonia

How The West Was Won 1962 | John Ford, Henry Hathaway & George Marshall

Locations: Old Tucson, Mammoth

A Thunder of Drums 1961 | Joseph M. Newman

Locations: Sabino Canyon, Old Tucson

Cimarron 1960 | Anthony Mann

Locations: Mescal, Old Tucson, Dragoon Mountains

Love Is a Funny Thing 1969 | Claude Lelouch

Locations: Old Tucson

Heaven With A Gun 1969 | Lee H. Katzin

Locations: Old Tucson, San Rafael Ranch State Park, Sonoita

Young Billy Young 1969 | Burt Kennedy

Locations: Old Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park

The Mini-Skirt Mob 1968 | Maury Dexter

Locations: Old Tucson

Dundee And The Culhane 1967 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson

Hombre 1967 | Martin Ritt

Locations: Willcox Playa, Old Tucson, Empire Ranch

Tobruk 1967 | Arthur Hiller

Locations: Tucson

The Last Challenge 1967 | Richard Thorpe

Locations: Old Tucson, Sabino Canyon

Return of The Gunfighter 1967 | James Neilson

Locations: Empire Ranch, Old Tucson, Sonoita

Death Valley Days 1966 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Benson 

The Great Sioux Massacre 1965 | Sidney Salkow

Locations: Old Tucson, Sonoita

The Outrage 1964 | Martin Ritt

Locations: Old Tucson

Have Gun - Will Travel 1962 | TV Series

Locations: Old Tucson

Young Guns of Texas 1962 | Maury Dexter

Locations: Old Tucson

The Deadly Companions 1961 | Sam Peckinpah

Locations: Old Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon

A Legacy Of Film By Decade

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2020 - Present

Filming Generation Cool in Tucson

2000 - 2019

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1980 - 1999

Filming airport scene in Tucson

1960 - 1979

Filming car scene in Tucson

1920 - 1959

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