Fort Bragg on the Big Screen

A recent article from the SF Examiner reminds us that Hollywood is no stranger to the Mendocino Coast. Ever since movies have been made – even before the addition of sound – Mendocino County has been a choice set. A number of feature films as well as TV shows have been filmed against the picturesque […]

A recent article from the SF Examiner reminds us that Hollywood is no stranger to the Mendocino Coast. Ever since movies have been made – even before the addition of sound – Mendocino County has been a choice set. A number of feature films as well as TV shows have been filmed against the picturesque scenery of quaint seaside towns and the shores of the Pacific. Some are well known classics, like the TV series “Murder She Wrote,” and “East of Eden” and others, you may never have heard of…

Scene from The Majestic at the Skunk Train Depot in Fort Bragg
Scene from The Majestic at the Skunk Train Depot in Fort Bragg

Here’s a glimpse at some of the movies filmed in Fort Bragg:

  • The Majestic (20 01)
  • Overboard (1987)
  • Racing with the Moon (1983)
  • Humanoids from the Deep (1979)
  • Strangers; a Story of a Mother and Daughter (1978)
  • The Runaway on the Rogue River (1973)
  • Summer of ’42 (1970)
  • The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (1965)
  • Johnny Belinda (1947)
  • The Signal Tower (1923)
  • Soul of the Beast (1922)
  • The Man Who Dared (1920)
  • King Spruce (1919)

So, when you can’t pick up and come stay in Fort Bragg, you can curl up on the couch and “visit” us through the movies. See if you recognize the scenery,  and look for places to notice next time you are here!

Check out the Mendocino County Film Office’s site for more info.