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St. Martin Parish
Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Henderson, Parks, Pine Alley Plantation, St. Martinville (Parish Seat), Stephensville

History
Named for St. Martin. The parish is split into two noncontiguous parts because of a surveying error dating to 1868, when Iberia Parish was created by the Louisiana Legislature.
St. Martin has the highest percentage of French-speaking residents
of any county or parish in the United States.

 

1918

Tarzan of the Apes - National Film Corp. of America. Dir:  Sidney; Cast: Lincoln, Markey.  Action adventure; jungle scenes filmed in Morgan City.

Romance of Tarzan - National Film Corp. of America. Dir: Lucas. Was NOT shot here but the opening sequence is from Tarzan of the Apes which was.

1923

White Rose - United Artists. Dir: Griffith; Cast: Marsh, Dempster. Filmed at Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation with additional scenes filmed in Bayou Teche, Franklin, New Iberia and St. Martinsville.

1929

Evangeline - United Artists. Dir: Carewe; Cast: Del Rio; Drew. Drama partially filmed at Lake Catahoula and St. Martinville.

1959

Louisiana Hussy, The - Dir: Sholem; Cast: Peterson, Coe. Drama filmed and set in Louisiana New Orleans and surrounding bayou country. Filmed at the Idlewild Plantation and the Gaughman home in Patterson and around Morgan City at the cemetery, J. B. Fuselier home and the levee area called “the Pit.”

1969

Easy Rider - Dir:  Hopper; Cast:  Fonda, Nicholson.  Drama partially filmed in Louisiana. Filming locations included NewOrleans, including the French Quarter at Mardi Gras and the St. Louis Cemetery; the Long-Allen Bridge over the Atchafalaya River from Berwick to Morgan City; East Main Street of Garden City; West Main Street in Franklin; Krotz Springs, Lafayette, and Morganza. 

1986

Belizaire the Cajun - Dir: Pitre; Cast: Assante, Youngs. Romantic drama filmed in Cecilia, Henderson, Pine Alley Plantation and Lafayette.

1993

Fire Next Time, The - Dir: McLoughlin; Cast: Nelson, Bedelia. Made for TV adventure sci-fi partially filmed in Berwick, Morgan City, New Orleans and Stephensville.

2003

Hitchhiker - Dir: Bourque; Cast: Martin, Melancon. Short drama filmed in Broussard and Cade.

Neverthought - Dir: Bourque; Cast: Sanders, Sanders. Short sci/fi filmed in Broussard, Cade, Lafayette and New Iberia.

2006

All the King's Men - Dir: Zaillian; Cast: Penn, Law. Drama thriller set in the 1950’s Louisiana and filmed  at the Albania Plantation in  Jeanerette, Donaldson, the fairgrounds in Livingston, Morgan City, New Orleans and the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Deja Vu - Dir: Scott; Cast: Washington, Caviezel. Action sci-fi thriller set in New Orleans and partially filmed in Four Mile Bayou, Morgan City and New Orleans.

2007

Serious Business of Happiness - Dir: Kurnarsky; Cast: Mulvihill, Tolle.  Documentary drama partially filmed in Morgan City and New Orleans, including the French Quarter.

2008

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.

Laissez les bon temps rouler! - Dir: Bordogna; Cast: Voinche. Documentary of Cajun Mardi Gras filmed in Eunice, Lafayette, Mamou, St. Martinville, and Scott.

Yellow Handkerchief - Dir: Prasad; Cast: Hurt, Bello. Drama romance set in a backwater Louisiana town and filmed in Morgan City, Covington and New Orleans.

2009

In the Electric Mist - Dir: Tavernier; Cast: Jones, Goodman.  Crime drama mystery set in post-Katrina New Orleans and filmed in Albania Plantation in Jeanerette, Catahoula, Charenton, New Iberia, New Orleans and St. Martinville.   

2010

Rig, The - Dir: Atencio; Cast: D’Laine, LaFleur. Action horror sci-fi filmed in Morgan City. 

2011

Swamp Shark - Dir: Furst; Cast: Swanson, Sweeney. TV movie filmed in Henderson and Lafayette.

2012

On the Road - Dir: Salles; Cast: Riley, Stewart. Drama partially filmed in New Orleans, Amite, and Morgan City.

2014

Dickie Landry: New York Stories - Dir: Denholm. Short biography of Dickie Landry - Photographer, Artist, Saxophonist and Farmer filmed in Lafayette and Breaux Bridge.

Search for Evangeline - Dir: Shbib; Documentary on the first feature film made in Canada in 1913 based on the Longfellow poem and a search for any information remaining partially filmed in St. Martinville for release in Canada.

 

 


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