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1950s

 

1950

 

8 Ball Bunny - Dir:  Jones; Cast:  Blanc (voices).  Bug Bunny animation short with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Buccaneer's Girl - Dir: De Cordova; Cast: De Carlo, Friend. Pirate adventure set in and around New Orleans in 1810’s. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Land of Opportunity: The Mardi Gras - Dir: Witney; Cast: Jackson. Documentary short highlighting Mardi Gras festivities filmed in New Orleans.

Last of the Buccaneers - Dir: Landers; Cast: Henreid, Oakie. Action adventure based on life of Jean Lafitte, partially set in the New Orleans area.

Outbreak - See Panic in the Streets, 1950.

Panic in the Streets (a/k/a) Outbreak - Dir: Kazan; Cast: Widmark, Douglas.  Crime thriller filmed and set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Toast of New Orleans - Dir: Taurog;  Cast: Grayson, Lanza.  Musical set in Bayou Minou  and New Orleans in the early 1900s.

1951

 

Adventures of Captain Fabian - Dir: Marshall; Cast: Flynn, Presley. Drama set in 1860 New Orleans.

Al Jennings of Oklahoma - Dir: Nazarro; Cast: Duryea, Storm. Western with some scenes set in Louisiana.

My Forbidden Past - Dir:  Stevenson; Cast:  Mitchum, Gardner.  Turn of the century drama set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Streetcar Named Desire, A - Dir: Kazan; Cast: Leigh, Brando. Drama set in New Orleans and partially filmed in New Orleans.  Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

1952

 

Cajun - See Louisiana Story, 1948.

Glory Alley - Dir:  Walsh; Cast:  Meeker, Armstrong.  Musical drama set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Holiday for Sinners - Dir: Mayer; Cast: Young, Wynn. Drama set in New Orleans with Mardi Gras background scenes filmed in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Iron Mistress - Dir: Douglas; Cast: Ladd, Mayo.  Jim Bowie western set in New Orleans.

Scarlet Angel - Dir: Salkow; Cast: Hudson, De Carlo. Drama partially set in New Orleans. 

Steel Trap - Dir: Stone; Cast: Cotton, Wright. Drama partially filmed at the Louis Armstrong Airport (Moisant) and Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

This Woman is Dangerous - Dir:  Feist; Cast:  Crawford, Morgan.  Romantic drama partially set in New Orleans.

1953

 

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars - Dir: Lamont; Cast: Abbott, Costello. Comedy partially set at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

America for Me - Dir: Kelley; Cast:  Drew, Archer. Short filmed partially at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Cry of the Hunted - Dir: Lewis; Cast: Gassman, Sullivan. Drama partially filmed and set in Louisiana bayous.

Louisiana Territory - Dir: Smith; Cast:  Winter, Zinser.  Drama travelogue filmed in New Orleans, including shots of the Napoleon House, Old Absinthe House and St. Louis Cathedral. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Mississippi Gambler - Dir:  Mate; Cast: Power, Laurie.  Adventure romance set partially in New Orleans.

New Orleans: Gateway to the World - March of Time documentary

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. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

1954

 

Carmen Jones - Dir: Preminger; Cast: Belafonte, Dandridge. Musical with some scenes set in Louisiana.

Gambler from Natchez - Dir: Levin; Cast: Robertson, Paget. Drama partially set in New Orleans.

Jubilee Trail - Dir: Kane; Cast:  Ralston, Leslie.  Western with some scenes set in New Orleans; world premiere held in New Orleans on January 15, 1954.

New Orleans Uncensored (a/k/a) Riot on Pier 6 - Dir: Castle; Cast: Franz, Garland. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans. Filming locations were the French Quarter, Roosevelt Hotel, Lake Pontchartrain and on river docks.

Riot on Pier 6 - See New Orleans Uncensored, 1954.

1955

 

Cinerama Holiday - Dir: Bendick; Cast: Weldon, Marsh. Travelogue documentary with some scenes filmed in New Orleans including the Second Free Mission Baptist Church, Lafayette Cemetery and the Absinthe House.

Duel on the Mississippi - Dir: Castle; Cast: Barker, Medina. Drama set in early 19th century Louisiana and partially filmed in Algiers.

First Hundred Days, The - Dir: Reed; Cast: Gray, Arthur. Short filmed in Louisiana.

Naughty New Orleans - Dir: Baldwin; Cast:  Lane, Parker. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans. Filming primarily in the French Quarter. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Pete Kelly’s Blues - Dir: Webb; Cast: Webb, Leigh.  Crime drama with some scenes filmed at the Fleming Plantation in Lafitte.

Rose Tattoo - Dir: Mann; Cast: Magnani, Lancaster. Romantic drama set in an Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana.

Texas Lady - Dir: Whelen; Cast: Colbert, Sullivan. Western with some scenes set in New Orleans.

1956

 

Big Blue Goose - Dir:  Heilner; Cast: Wismer. Documentary short filmed in the Louisiana bayou country.

Cruel Swamp - See Swamp Women, 1956

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates - Dir: Foster; Cast: Parker, Ebson. Adventure with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Drango - Dir: Bartlett, Bricken; Cast: Chandler, London. Western drama partially filmed in St. Francisville at Greenwood Plantation and New Orleans at Fort Pike.

Nightmare - Dir: Shane; Cast: Robinson, McCarthy. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Swamp Women (a/k/a) Cruel Swamp - Dir: Corman; Cast: Windsor, Mathews.  Adventure filmed and set in New Orleans and Mandeville.  Filming was in October, so stock Mardi Gras footage was used without the actors. Golden Poster print available on this title.

1957

 

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

Bayou - Dir: Daniels; Cast: Graves, Milan. Drama filmed in Lafitte and Barataria with 2 scenes filmed in New Orleans.  One at Moisant Airport and the other at the Roosevelt Hotel and included the Lafitte Pirogue races. World premiere in New Orleans May 30, 1957. Rereleased in 1962 as Poor White Trash with additional sex scenes added. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of New Orleans - Dir:  Foster; Cast:  Jessel, Hayes.  Cinemascope short filmed in New Orleans. Billed just as Wonders of New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Fat Black Pussycat - Dir:  Lea; Cast: Jamus, Damon. Crime horror drama with some scenes filmed in Louisiana.

Satchmo the Great - Cast: Armstrong; Murrow.  Biographical documentary partially filmed in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Tammy and the Bachelor - Dir: Pevney; Cast: Reynolds, Nielsen; Set in the Louisiana swamps. Premiere was in New Orleans June 4, 1957

1958

 

Buccaneer, The - Dir: Quinn; Cast:  Brynner, Bloom. Jean Lafitte adventure filmed partially at the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation in New Iberia and around New Orleans.  World premiere in New Orleans December 9, 1958. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Damn Citizen - Dir:  Gordon; Cast: Andes, Hayes. Crime drama based on true story of Louisiana State Police Chief filmed on location throughout Louisiana with many of the scenes shot in Algiers. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Hot Spell - Dir: Mann; Cast: Booth, Quinn. Drama set in Louisiana.

Invisible Avenger, The- Dir: Howe, Sledge; Cast: Derr, Daniels. Mystery filmed and set in New Orleans. Rereleased in 1962 as Bourbon Street Shadows.

Josette of New Orleans - Dir: Lee; Cast: St. Cyr. nL - name only - not filmed or set in New Orleans

King Creole - Dir: Curtiz; Cast: Presley, Jones. Musical drama set in New Orleans; partially filmed in New Orleans included scenes in the French Quarter, on Lake Pontchartrain and at a local high school.  (See color insert). Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Long, Hot Summer - Dir: Ritt; Cast: Newman, Woodward. Drama filmed at Asphodel Plantation in Jackson, Ramsey Plantation in New Roads, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Clinton, and Baton Rouge. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Mardi Gras - Dir: Goulding; Cast: Boone, Sands. Musical set and partially filmed in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

New Orleans After Dark - Dir: Sledge; Cast: Harris, Sirgo. Crime drama filmed and set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Onionhead - Dir: Taurog; Cast: Griffith, Mathau; bootcamp scene set in Louisiana

Street of Darkness - Dir: Walker; Cast: Keys, Close. Crime drama set in New Orleans.

Tarnished Angels - Dir: Sirk; Cast: Hudson, Stack. Drama set in 1930’s New Orleans.

Wake of Drunken Soldier - Included on list of the Louisiana Film Commission but must be a working title. We have not been able to identify this film yet.

1959

 

Alligator People, The - Dir: Del Ruth; Cast: Garland, Bennett. This horror drama is set in the fictional town of Bayou Landing and filmed in the bayous of Louisiana. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Horse Soldiers, The - Dir: Ford; Cast: Wayne, Holden. Adventure western partially filmed in Alexandria and Natchitoches.  Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Louisiana Hussy, The - Dir: Sholem; Cast: Peterson, Coe. Drama filmed and set in 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.” Golden Poster print available on this title.

Really Scent - Dir: Levitow; Cast: Blanc. Pepe le Pew animation set in New Orleans.

Sound and the Fury, The - Dir: Ritt; Cast: Brynner, Woodward. Drama filmed partially in Baton Rouge. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Suddenly Last Summer - Dir: Mankiewicz; Cast: Taylor, Hepburn. Drama set in New Orleans.