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MOVIES

Tom Mix and actress on the set in about 1920Tom Mix and actress on the set, c. 1920

In July of 1912 actor, director, writer Romaine Fielding arrived in Prescott with cast and crew to open a Lubin Film Company studio at the invitation of the local chamber of commerce. The offices were located at 712 Western Ave., and an outdoor stage for shooting “interiors” was erected behind the Mercy Hospital (now the location of Prescott College.)

The first ten titles listed were made there, and the following three italicized titles (according to the credits and release dates) were also probably filmed here. Another two unknown titles were also filmed at this time.

After Fielding moved production to southern Arizona in early 1913, the prolific William Duncan unit of the Selig Polyscope Company took over the facilities. Duncan set the stage for the rise to stardom of the then supporting player Tom Mix. After further training in Los Angeles, Mix returned to Prescott in 1915 as the head of his own Selig unit. Since these historic beginnings, hundreds of movies have followed. Filming in Prescott and the rest of Yavapai County continues to this day.

MOVIES THROUGH THE YEARS

1910s
The Cringer (1912)
The Uprising (1912)
The Forest Ranger (1912)
The Family Next Door (1912 (aka Neighbors, aka Our Neighbors)
The Way Of The Mountains (1912)
A Soldiers Furlough (1912)
The Power Of Silence (1912)
The Blind Cattle King (1912)
The Half-Breed’s Sacrifice (1912)
Who Is The Savage? (1913)
Chief White Eagle (1913)
His Western Way (1913)
Courageous Blood (1913)
How It Happened (1913)
The Range Law (1913)
Juggling With Fate (1913)
The Bank Manager (1913)
Bill’s Birthday Present (1913)
Bod’s Heiress (1913)
A Canine Matchmaker (1913)
The Conversion of Mr. Anti (1913)
Cure For Carelessness (1913)
The Deputy’s Sweetheart (1913)
Dip in the Briney (1913)
The False Friend (1913)
A Gunfighter’s Son (1913)
Jealousy Of Migel and Isbel (1913)
A Matrimonial Deluge (1913)
Millionaire Masterpiece (1913)
Mounted Officer Flynn (1913)
Policeman And The Baby (1913)
Rejected Lover’s Luck (1913)
Rough Ride With Nitroglycerin (1913)
The Rustler’s Reformation (1913)
Senorita’s Repentance (1913)
The Sheriff and The Rustler (1913)
The Suffragette (1913)
Two Sacks Of Potatoes (1913)
When May Marries December (1913)
Within Eyes So Blue And Tender (1913)
Within The Hour (1913)
The Sheriff of Yavapai County (1913)
The Life Timer (1913)
The Shotgun Man and the Stage Driver (1913)
That Mail Order Suit (1913)
His Father’s Deputy (1913)
Religion and Gun Practice (1913)
The Law and the Outlaw (1913)
Taming a Tenderfoot (1913)
The Marshal’s Capture (1913)
Sallie’s Sure Shot (1913)
Made a Coward (1913)
The Only Chance (1913)
The Taming of Texas Pete (1913)
The Stolen Moccasins (1913)
An Apache’s Gratitude (1913)
The Good Indian (1913)
How Betty Made Good (1913)
Howlin’ Jones (1913)
The Rejected Lover’s Luck (1913)
The Cattle Thief’s Escape (1913)
Saved from the Vigilantes (1913)
The Silver Grindstone (1913)
Dishwash Dick’s Counterfeit (1913)
A Muddle in Horse Thieves (1913)
The Schoolmarm’s Shooting Match (1913)
The Child of the Prairies (1913)
The Escape of Jim Dolan (1913)
The Sheriff and the Rustler (1913)
Cupid in the Cow Camp (1913)
Physical Culture on the Quarter Circle V Bar (1913)
Buster’s Little Game (1913)
Mother Love vs. Gold (1913)
At Cross Purposes (1914)
Doc Yak, Moving Picture Artist (animation) 1914
The Evil She Did (1914)
Good Resolutions (1914)
Marian, The Holy Terror (1914)
Marrying Gretchen (1914)
A Pair Of Stockings (1914)
Teaching Father A Lesson (1914)
Tony And Maloney (1914)
The Unseen Hand (1914)
A Friend in Need (1914)
The Little Sister (1914)
A Militant School Ma’am (1915)
Harold’s Bad Man (1915)
Cactus Jim’s Shopgirl (1915)
The Grizzly Gulch Chariot Race (1915)
Forked Trails (1915)
Roping a Bride (1915)
Bill Haywood, Producer (Mr. Haywood, Producer) (1915)
Slim Higgins (1915)
A Child of the Prairie (1915)
The Man from Texas (1915)
The Stagecoach Driver and the Girl (1915)
Sage Brush Tom (1915)
The Outlaw’s Bride (1915)
Ma’s Girls (1915)
The Legal Light (1915)
Getting a Start in Life (1915)
Mrs. Murphy’s Cooks (1915)
The Conversion of Smiling Tom (1915)
An Arizona Wooing (1915)
A Matrimonial Boomerang (1915)
Saved by Her Horse (1915)
Pals in Blue (1915)
The Heart of the Sheriff (1915)
With the Aid of the Law (1915)
The Foreman of the Bar Z Ranch (1915)
The Child, the Dog, and the Villain (1915)
The Taking of Mustang Pete (1915)
The Gold Dust and the Squaw (1915)
A Lucky Deal (1915)
Never Again (1915)
The Luck that Jealousy Brought (1917)
The Saddle Girth (1917)
The Hidden Spring (1917)
Treat ‘Em Rough (1919)
Wilderness Trail (1919)

1920s
Three Gold Coins (1920)
The Texan (1921)
Call of the Canyon (1923)
Romance Land (1923)
When A Man’s A Man (1924)
Hello Cheyenne (1927)
Horseman of the Plains (1928)

1930s
Last of the Duanes (1930)
Riders of the Purple Sage (1931)
The Golden West (1932)
Mystery Ranch (1932)
Robber’s Roost (1933)
Smoky (1933)
King of the Wild Horses (1933)
Stormy (1935)
A Texas Trail (1937)
King of the Sierras (1938)
The Gentleman From Arizona (1939)
Two Thoroughbreds (1939)

1940s
Arizona Frontier (1940)
Rainbow Over the Range (1940)
Rollin’ Home To Texas (1940)
Texas Renegades (1940)
Virginia City (1940)
The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940)
Viva Cisco Kid (1940)
Billy the Kid (1941)
Arizona Bound (1941)
Dynamite Canyon (1941)
Wanderers of the West (1941)
The Pioneers (1941)
Pride Of The Bowery (1941)
Tall in the Saddle (1944)
Roaming Through Arizona (1944)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
California (1946)
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Gunfighters (1947)
Cheyenne (The Wyoming Kid) (1947)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Desert Fury (1947)
Albuquerque (1948)
Blood on the Moon (1948)
Coroner Creek (1948)
Relentless (1948)
Station West (1948)
Strawberry Roan (1948)
Colorado Territory (1949)
Hellfire (1949)

1950s
Broken Arrow (1950)
Comanche Territory (1950)
Copper Canyon (1950)
Singing Guns (1950)
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1950)
Santa Fe (1951)
Flaming Feather (1951)
Pony Soldier (1952)
Indian Uprising (1952)
The Half-Breed (1952)
Gun Fury (1953)
Drum Beat (1954)
Apache (1954)
The Outlaw’s Daughter (1954)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Stranger on Horseback (1955)
Shotgun (1955)
The Last Wagon (1956)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

1960s
The Legend of Lobo (1962)
Legacy (1963)
The Rounders (1965)
The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (1967)
Stay Away Joe (1968)
Firecreek (1968)

1970s
Bless the Beasts and Children (1971)
The Wild Rovers (1971)
Billy Jack (1971)
Junior Bonner (1972)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Mountain Man (1975)
The Oregon Trail (1976) [television pilot]
Gumball Rally (1976)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Wanda Nevada (1979)
Hollywood, v9 “Out West” (1979)

1980s
Body and Soul (1984)
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
The Gambler, part 2 (1983) [television movie}
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Zoo Gang (1985)
Nobody’s Fool (1986)
Dream West (1986) [television mini-series]
Starman (1986) [television pilot]
The Quick and the Dead (1987)
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Renegade (1987)
Midnight Run (1988)
Nightfall (1988)

1990s
Living a Lie (1991) [television movie]
Universal Soldier (1992)
Harts of the West (1993) [television pilot]
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Trouble Bound (1993)
The Getaway (1994)
Dead Man (1995)
Cutty Whitman, Bounty Hunter (1996) [television pilot]
Bio-Tech Warrior (1996)
The Sunchaser (1996)
Wild America (1997)
Suspicion of Innocence (1997)

2000s
Cactus Kid (2000) [unreleased]
Arizona Summer (2004)
Transamerica (2004) [unreleased]

Stock Footage
The Last Outlaw (1936)
Code of the Redman (King Of The Stallions) (1942)
Arizona Roundup (1942)
Western Mail (1942)
Fancy Pants (1950)
Rancho Notorious (1952)
Arrow In The Dust (1954)
Masterson Of Kansas (1954)
Seminole Uprising (1955)
Apache Warrior (1957)
Man Or Gun (1957)
Pawnee (1957)
The Oregon Trail (1959)
The Commancheros (1960)
The Wild Westerners (1962)

Thanks to Tom Slaback of Prescott for compiling the original list and updates.

If you’re interested in more information about the individual movies, you can visit the Internet Movie Database.

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