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St. Mary Parish
Amelia, Baldwin, Bayou Vista, Charenton, Cypremort Point, Franklin (Parish Seat), Idlewild Plantation, Morgan City, Oaklawn Manor Plantation, Patterson

Named for Saint Mary



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.


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.


Thunder Bay - Dir: Mann; Cast: Stewart, Dru. Drama filmed in Morgan City, New Orleans, and on an oil drilling barge 30 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.


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.”


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. 


Nightmare Honeymoon - Dir: Silverstein; Cast: Rambo, Smith. Horror drama filmed in Covington, Franklin and New Orleans.


Drowning Pool, The - Dir: Rosenberg; Cast: Newman, Woodward. Mystery thriller filmed in New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, and Oaklawn Manor Plantation in Franklin.


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.


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.


Living Luminaries: On The Serious Business of Happiness - Dir: Kurnarsky. Documentary drama about what makes people happy partially filmed in New Orleans in the French Quarter and Morgan City.

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


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.

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


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.                                                                                                       

On My Mind - Dir: Khan; Cast: Holden, Burke. Short drama filmed Cypremort Point, Lafayette and Youngsville.


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

Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle - Dir: Bohl. documentary on first Tarzan film partially filmed in Morgan City.


Make - Dir: Hearn, Ogden. Documentary about 4 artists with disabilities and how they make it partially filmed in Baldwin.


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

Will and Candy +9, Well 10 - Dir: Gil, Holub; Cast: Wyant, Gil. Short drama filmed in Patterson.


El Torro Returns - Dir: Gil; Cast: Wyant, Hooks. Short fantasy filmed in Patterson.


Sanctuary - Dir: Hudson; Cast: Palko, Miklovic. Short crime drama filmed in Morgan City.




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