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Natchitoches Parish
Ashland, Campti, Clarence, Goldonna, Magnolia Plantation, Natchez, Natchitoches (Parish Seat), Powhatan, Provencal, Robeline

Named for: Natchitoches Native Americans. Natchitoches Parish was created by the act of April 10, 1805 that divided the Territory of Orleans into 12 parishes, including Orleans, Iberville, Rapides and Natchitoches.



Dixieland - Narrator: Kennedy. Documentary filmed partially in Natchitoches.


Horse Soldiers, The-Dir: Ford; Cast: Wayne, Holden. Adventure western partially filmed in Alexandria, Clinton, and Natchitoches. 


Screams of a Winter Night - Dir: Wilson; Cast: Borel, Glasgow. Horror mystery filmed primarily at Caspari Hall on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches.


Cane River - Dir: Jenkins; Cast: Romain, Myrick. Drama filmed in Louisiana.


Steel Magnolias - Dir: Ross; Cast: MacLaine, Dukakis. Romantic drama filmed in Natchitoches and on the Northwestern State University campus.


Man in the Moon, The - Dir: Mulligan; Cast: Waterston, Witherspoon.  Romantic drama filmed in Natchitoches, on Pratt’s Bridge over Cane River and in Kisatchie National Forest.


Man Next Door - Dir: Spence; Cast: Ellis, Hardison. Horror thriller filmed in Frierson and Natchitoches.


Plantation Life 1838-1850’s: A Documentary of a Bygone Era or Louisiana Plantation Life: Life on Magnolia Plantation - Dir: Hertzog.  Documentary filmed at Magnolia Plantation and Cane River.


Nursie - Dir: Maxwell; Cast: Howell, Boucher. Horror thriller filmed in Natchitoches and Shreveport.


Creoles of Cane River - Dir: Rodman. Documentary filmed in the Creole communities of Louisiana.


Scarlett - Dir: Miner; Cast: Gayheart, Dalton. Made for TV drama filmed in Natchitoches.

Year Without a Santa Clause - Dir: Underwood; Cast: Baker, Ballard. Made for TV comedy family fantasy filmed in Natchitoches and Shreveport, including Stageworks.


American Standards– Dir: Wehinger. Filmed in New Orleans and Natchitoches.

Garden Club - Dir: Williams; Cast: Cane Lake Players, Grote. Drama set in Cane Lake and filmed in Natchitoches.


Zydeco - Dir: Noble; Cast: Young, Williams. Horror straight to video partially filmed in Natchitoches and Leesville.




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