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Ascension Parish
Abend, Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation, Darrow, Donaldsonville (Parish Seat), Duplessis, Geismar, Gonzales, Houmas House Plantation, Prairieville, Sorrento, St. Amant

Named for: Ascension of Our Lord Church in Donaldsonville.



Little Foxes - Dir: Wyler; Cast: Davis, Marshall. Classic drama with background scenes filmed at the Belle Helene Plantation. Golden Poster print available on this title.


Band of Angels - Dir: Walsh; Cast: Gable, De Carlo. Romantic drama partiallyfilmed at the Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer, Baton Rouge, Burnside, Clinton and along the banks of the Mississippi River and at the Cottage.  print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.


Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (a/k/a) What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte - Dir:  Aldrich; Cast:  Davis, de Havilland.  Horror filmed partially at Houmas House Plantation in Burnside for interior shots. Exterior shots were done at Oak Alley Plantation and Baton Rouge. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.


Beguiled, The - Dir: Siegel; Cast: Eastwood, Page. Romantic drama filmed at the Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer and Baton Rouge. Golden Poster print available on this title.


Moon of the Wolf - Dir: Petrie; Cast: Janssen, Rush.  Made for TV horror filmed at Houmas House Plantation in Burnside.


Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The - Dir: Korty; Cast: Tyson, Brown.  Made for TV drama filmed at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer; the slave quarters of The Cottage Plantation in St. Francisville and Ryan Airport in Baton Rouge and set in the fictional Louisiana town of Bayonne.


Mandingo - Dir: Fleischer; Cast: Mason, George. Action romance filmed at the Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismar; Houmas House Plantation in Burnside and the French Quarter.


Drum - Dir: Carver; Cast: Oates, Norton. Action drama filmed and set in New Orleans with some scenes filmed at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation. 


Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus - Dir: Starrett; Cast:  Napier, Adams. Action comedy drama filmed around Louisiana including Houmas House Plantation in Burnside and Baton Rouge.

Woman Called Moses - Dir: Wendkos; Cast: Tyson, Welles.  Biographical drama filmed partially at Houmas House Plantation in Burnside and Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville.


Long, Hot Summer - Dir: Cooper; Cast: Johnson, Robards. Romantic drama filmed partially at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer, Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Burnside, Baton Rouge and Thibodaux.


Dark Heritage - Dir: McCormick; Cast: Lacour, Verkaik. Horror filmed at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer and Baton Rouge.

Fletch Lives - Dir: Ritchie; Cast: Chase, Holbrook. Comedy mystery filmed partially at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer and Houmas House Plantation in Burnside, Gonzales, New Orleans, and Thibodaux.


Badge, The - Dir: Henson; Cast: Thornton, Arquette. Crime drama mystery partially filmed in Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville and New Orleans.


Snow Wonder - Dir: Werner; Cast: Emery, Esposito. Made for TV family drama filmed at Houmas House Plantation in Burnside and New Orleans.


American Opera, An - Dir: McPhee; Cast: McPhee, Garrison. Documentary filmed in Gonzales, New Orleans and St. Bernard.


Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Dir: Fincher; Cast: Pitt, Blanchett.  Drama fantasy mystery set in New Orleans and filmed partially in Donaldsonville, Laplace, Mandeville, Morgan City and New Orleans.

Jumper - - Dir: Liman; Cast: Christensen, Jackson. Action adventure sci-fi partially filmed in Baton Rouge and Prairieville.

Loss of a Teardrop Diamond - Dir: Markell; Cast: Howard, Patton. Romance drama filmed in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Jackson, Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Plaquemine and St. Francisville.


American Bully a/k/a Anytown - Dir: Rodriguez; Cast: O'Leary, Allman. Crime drama partially filmed in Donaldsonville.

Drool - Dir: Kissam; Cast: Harring, Jones. Comedy filmed partially in Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville.


King of the Strippers - Dir: Baldwin; Cast: Schemke, Jones. Drama filmed in Ascension Parish.

Love, Wedding, Marriage - Dir: Mulroney; Cast: Moore, Lutz. Comedy filmed at Houmas House Plantation in Burnside and New Orleans.

Terror Trap - Dir: Garcia; Cast: Elliott, Marsden.Straight to video comedy thriller filmed in Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville.


12 Years a Slave - Dir: McQueen; Cast: Ejiofor, Williams. Historical drama filmed at Magnolia Lane Plantation in Bridge City, Felicity Plantation in Vacherie, Magnolia Plantation in Schriever, Bocage Plantation in Darrow, St. Joseph Plantation, Destrehan, and in New Orleans in the French Quarter, Audubon Park, Columns Hote, and Urbania.

Arachnoquake - Dir: Furst; Cast: Furlong, Gold. Sci-fi TV movie filmed in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, St. Amant, Lafayette, and Sorrento.

Lucky One, The - Dir: Hicks; Efron, Schilling. Drama filmed in New Orleans at Union Passenger Terminal, St. Bernard at the port and Creedmoor Plantation, Covington at Christ Episcopal School, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Abita Springs, Houmas House Plantation and Port Eads Lighthouse in Plaquemine.

Mysterious Island - Dir: Sheppard; Cast: Holden, Munro. Adventure sci-fi filmed in Baton Rouge, Mandeville and St. Amant.

Transit - Dir: Negret; Cast: Caviezel, Frain. Crime thriller filmed in Prairieville.


Dojo, The - Dir: Hoffman, Pallo, Vinot; Cast: Sabree, Pallo. Short comedy filmed in Praireville.

Poster Girl - Dir: Lewis; Cast: King, Lee. Short crime drama filmed in Praireville and Gonzales.

Silent Savior - Dir: Wiley; Cast: Cannon, Fossier. Short crime drama filmed in New Orleans and Gonzales.


1959 - Dir: Swider; Cast: Roberts, Waggener. Thriller filmed in Covington, New Orleans, Madisonville, Pearl River and around Ascension and St. Tammany Parishes.


Waterschool - Dir: Hsu; Documentary about 6 girls around the world living on major waterways partially filmed in St. Amant.


Highwaymen, the – Dir: Hancock; Cast: Costner, Harrelson. Netflix movie about the tracking of Bonnie & Clyde filmed in Baton Rouge, Covington, Donaldsonville, Gibsland, Hammond, Laplace, Loranger, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Thibodaux.




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