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1970s

 

1970

 

Again, A Love Story - See Love is a Funny Thing, 1970.

Blood Kin - See Last of the Mobile Hot Shots, 1970.

Family, The - Dir: Sollima; Cast: Bronson, Ireland. Crime drama filmed in New Orleans and Kenner.

Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (a/k/a) Blood Kin - Dir: Lumet; Cast: Coburn, Hayes. Drama filmed in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and St. Francisville.

Love is a Funny Thing (a/k/a) Again, A Love Story, 1970 - Dir: Lelouch; Cast: Belmondo, Girardot. Comedy drama partially filmed in Louisiana.

Queen of Apollo - Dir: Leacock. Short filmed in New Orleans.

Women and Bloody Terror (a/k/a) His Wife’s Habit, 1971 - Dir: Houck; Cast:  Darcy, Grapes.  Horror filmed in New Orleans.

WUSA - Dir: Rosenberg; Cast: Newman, Woodward. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

1971

 

Bayou Boy - See Boy from Dead Man’s Bayou, 1971.

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.

Beguiled: the Storyteller - Dir: Eastwood. Short documentary about the making of the film. Filmed in Baton Rouge.

Black Agony:  The Color of Truth (video title) - See Quadroon, 1971.

Boy from Dead Man’s Bayou (a/k/a) Bayou Boy - Dir: Nelson; Cast:  Lookinland, McIntire. Made for TV drama adventure filmed and set in the Louisiana bayous.

Farewell Uncle Tom (a/k/a) Uncle Tom - Dir: Jacopetti, Prosperi; Cast:  Jacopetti, Propseri.  Italian drama partially filmed in Louisiana.

Five Easy Pieces - Dir: Rafelson; Cast: Nicholson, Black. Drama partially filmed in New Orleans.  - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

His Wife’s Habit - See Women and Bloody Terror, 1970.

Player, The - Dir: De Martini; Cast: Fats, Como. Drama partially filmed in Baton Rouge.

Quadroon (a/k/a) Black Agony: Color of Truth - Dir: Weiss; Cast: McKee, Kincaid. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.  Premiered in New Orleans on June 17, 1971.

Spend It All - Dir: Blank; Cast: Abshire. Cajun heritage documentary short filmed in southwest Louisiana.

Uncle Tom - See Farewell Uncle Tom, 1971.

1972

 

Fear is the Key - Dir: Tuchner; Cast: Newman, Kendall.  Action crime drama partially filmed in Louisiana.

Is the Father Black Enough? (a/k/a/) Night of the Strangler - Dir: Houck; Cast: Dolenz, Ralston. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans. 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.

Muppet Musicians of Bremen - Dir: Henson; Cast: Oz, Nelson. Made for TV family comedy partially set in New Orleans.

Night of the Strangler - See Is the Father Black Enough?

Sounder - Dir: Ritt; Cast: Tyson, Winfield. Drama set in 1933 Louisiana and filmed in Clinton, St. Helena and East Feliciana Parishes, Asphodel Plantation and Baton Rouge.  - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

1973

 

Deadly Honeymoon - See Nightmare Honeymoon, 1973.

Hot Pepper - Dir: Blank. Documentary of Clifton Chenier filmed in New Orleans.

Legend of Boggy Creek, The - Dir: Pierce; Cast: Smith, Hixon. Mystery thrilled filmed partially in Fouke and Shreveport.

Live and Let Die - Dir: Hamilton; Cast: Moore, Seymour.  Action adventure filmed throughout Louisiana, including:  Baldwin Estate, Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, Treadway Estates and Irish Bayou-Slidell, Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner, and Phoenix.  - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Monster and the Stripper, The - (reissue title of Exotic Ones, The, 1968)

My Name is Nobody - Dir: Valerii; Cast: Hill, Fonda. Comedy western with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

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

Tennessee Williams’ South - Dir: Rasky; Cast: Colicos, Dewhurst. Made for TV documentary partially filmed in New Orleans.

1974

 

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.

Dedans le sud de la Louisiane - Dir: Bruneau; Cast: Abshire, Ardoin.  Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Gator Bait - Dir: Sebastian; Cast: Jennings, Gilman. Action drama filmed in Thibodaux.  Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Psycho from Texas - Reissue title for Wheeler, 1974.

Storyville - Dir:  Weis; Cast:  Armando, Gideon.  Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Wheeler - Dir: Feazell; Cast: King, Mays.  Horror filmed and set in Louisiana. See Psycho From Texas, 1974. 

1975

 

Dead Man on the Run - Dir: Bilson; Cast: Graves, Justice. Made for TV thriller filmed and set in New Orleans.

Deadly Tower, The - Dir: Jameson; Cast: Russell, Forsythe. Drama filmed in Baton Rouge.

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.

Good Times Are Killing Me, The - Cast: Abshire.  Made for PBS TV cajun culture and music documentary filmed in Basile.

Hard Times - Dir: Hill; Cast: Bronson, Ireland. Action drama filmed and set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Keep Off Keep Off - See Keep Off My Grass!, 1976.

Keep Off My Grass! a/k/a Keep Off Keep Off - Dir: Berman; Cast: Dolenz, Wood. Comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Let’s Do It Again - Dir: Poitier; Cast: Poitier, Cosby. Comedy partially filmed and set in New Orleans.

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.

1976

 

Creature from Black Lake (a/k/a Demon from the Lake) - Dir: Houck, Jr.; Cast: Elam, Taylor.  Horror drama filmed in Bossier City, Oil City and Shreveport.

Crypt of Dark Secrets - Dir: Weiss; Cast: Tanet, Ridley. Crime horror filmed in New Orleans.

Demon from the Lake - See Creature from Black Lake, 1976.

Drum - Dir: Carver; Cast: Oates, Norton. Action drama filmed and set in New Orleans. 

Goin’ Home - Dir: Prentiss; Cast: Christiansen, Triche. Adventure with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

J. D.’s Revenge - Dir: Marks; Cast: Turman, Gossett, Jr.  Action horror filmed and set in New Orleans.

Obsession - Dir: De Palma; Cast: Robertson, Bujold. Drama mystery filmed partially in New Orleans.

Savage Bees, The - Dir: Geller; Cast: Johnson, Parks. Made for TV horror thriller filmed around New Orleans, including the Louisiana Superdome. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Sounder, Part 2 - Dir: Graham; Cast: Sylvester, Wright. Filmed and set in Louisiana.

Thursday Morning Murders - Dir: Nahay; Cast: Nahay, Austin. Action, drama filmed in New Orleans

1977

 

Brutes & Savages - See Eaten Alive, 1977.

Death Trap - See Eaten Alive, 1977.

Eaten Alive (a/k/a's) Brutes & Savages; Death Trap; Starlight Slaughter; Horror Hotel, 1980; and Legend of the Bayou, 1983 - Dir:  Hooper; Cast: Brand, Ferrer. Horror set in the backwater bayous of Louisiana. 

French Quarter - Dir: Kane; Cast: Mayo, Davison. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.  Golden Poster print available on this title.

Life and Assassination of the Kingfish, The - Dir: Collins; Cast: Asner, Pryor. Drama filmed and set in Baton Rouge.

Return to Boggy Creek - Dir: Moore; Cast: Wells, Plato. Horror thriller partially filmed in Loreauville.

Revenge of the Creature - Included on list of the Louisiana Film Commission, and probably is the working title. We have not identified this film yet.

Starlight Slaughter - See Eaten Alive, 1977.

1978

 

All You Need is Cash (a/k/a) Rutles:  All You Need is Love - Dir: Idle; Cast: Idle, Halsey. Musical comedy with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

Always for Pleasure - Dir: Blank.  Documentary about New Orleans filmed in New Orleans.

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.

Casey’s Shadow - Dir: Ritt; Cast: Matthau, Smith. Drama filmed partially in Lafayette.

Child of Glass - Dir: Erman; Cast: Barrie, McGuire.  Drama filmed partially in New Orleans.

Degas in New Orleans - Dir: Goldman; Narrator: Louis Malle. Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Fievre Jaune, La (a/k/a) Yellow Fever - Dir:  Pitre.  Drama filmed in Louisiana.

Lafourche: The Fork in the Mississippi - Dir: Simoral.  Documentary filmed around Bayou Lafourche.

Mardi Gras Massacre - Dir: Weis; Cast: Dawson, Arment. Horror crime filmed and set in New Orleans. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Marianne  - See Mirrors, 1978.

Mirrors (a/k/a) Marianne - Dir: Black; Cast: Winn, Donat. Horror thrilled filmed and set in New Orleans.

Murder at the Mardi Gras - Dir: Annakin; Cast: Benton, Borders. Comedy drama set in and partially filmed in New Orleans.

Pretty Baby - Dir: Malle; Cast: Shields, Carradine. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Renaldo and Clara - Dir: Dylan; Cast: Dylan, Baez.  Drama with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

Rutles:  All You Need is Love - See All You Need is Cash, 1978.

Sparrow - Dir: Berry; Cast: Hermann, Hicks. Made for TV crime drama filmed in Louisiana.

Superdome - Dir: Jameson; Cast: Janssen, Adams. Crime drama filmed at the Superdome and around New Orleans.

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

Yellow Fever - See Fievre Jaune, La, 1978

1979

 

Calvin Peter Thompson - Dir: Whitehead. Documentary filmed in the rural regions of central Louisiana.

Dark Side of Love - Dir: Wanamaker; Cast: Stacy, Rooney. Drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Evictors, The - Dir: Pierce; Cast: Morrow, Parks. Drama horror filmed and set in Louisiana.

Five Days from Home - Dir: Peppard; Cast: Peppard, Brand. Drama filmed partially in Angola and Springhill.

Night Rider, The - Dir: Averback; Cast: Selby, Rodrigues.  Action drama partially filmed in Baton Rouge and set in New Orleans.

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.

Yes Ma’am: Household Domestic Workers in New Orleans - Dir: Goldman.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.