Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1930s Classic Movies

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The 1930s is the beginning of the Golden Age of film making.  Many film historians consider 1939 to be the best year ever for movies.  Movies like The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) and Wee Willie Winkie (1937) get my vote for filming some of the best scenes ever produced on the Iverson movie ranch.

The Green Goddess (1930) starring George Arliss, Ralph Forbes and H.B. Warner (Iverson) Warner Bros.

Hell's Angels (1930) starring Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow (Iverson Ranch & Chatsworth Lake)(above) The Caddo Co.
Morocco (1930) starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich and Adolphe Menjou (Iverson Ranch) Paramount
The Mask of Fu Manch (1932) starring Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley - MGM

Shanghai Express (1932) starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong (Railroad Chatsworth) Paramount

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) starring Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan and C. Aubrey Smith (Iverson Ranch) MGM
The Power and the glory (1933) starring Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore and Ralph Morgan (Chatsworth) Fox
The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) starring Myrna Loy, Max Baer and Primo Carnera (Iverson Ranch) MGM
Behold My Wife (1934) starring Sylvia Sidney and Gene Raymond (Iverson Ranch) Paramount
Sequoia (1934) starring Jean Parker, Russell Hardie and Samuel S. Hinds (Iverson Ranch) MGM
The Devil Is A Woman (1935) starring Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill and Edward Everett Horton (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Dr. Socrates (1935) starring Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak and Barton MacLane (Chatsworth Inn) Warner Bros.
The Gilded Lily (1935) starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Ray Milland  (Iverson Ranch) Paramount
I Live My Life (1935) starring Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne and Frank Morgan (Iverson Ranch) MGM
The Last Outpost (1935) starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains and Gertrude Michael (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) starring Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone and Richard Cromwell (Iverson Ranch) Paramount
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) starring Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutchinson and Jean Muir (Iverson Ranch) Cosmopolitan Prod.
Peter Ibbetson (1935) starring Gary Cooper, Ann Harding and John Halliday (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Patric Knowles (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.
Desire (1936) starring Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper (Iverson Ranch) Paramount
The Garden of Allah (1936) starring Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone (Chatsworth) Selznick International
Pigskin Parade (1936) starring Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly and Jack Haley (Railroad Station, Chatsworth)  20th Century Fox

The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (1936) starring Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray and Henry Fonda (Iverson Ranch) Walter Wanger Prod.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) starring Eddie Cantor - 20th Century Fox
The Bride Wore Red (1937) starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone and Robert Young (Chatsworth) MGM
The Firefly (1937) starring Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones and Warren William (Iverson Ranch) MGM

The Good Earth  (1937) starring Paul Muni, Luise Rainer and Walter Connolly (Iverson Ranch) MGM

High, Wide, and Handsome (1937) starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott and Dorothy Lamour (Chatsworth) Paramount
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) starring Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres and Gilbert Roland (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Lost Horizon (1937) starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Edward Everett Horton (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Parnell (1937) starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Edna May Oliver (Chatsworth) MGM

They Gave Him a Gun (1937) starring Spencer Tracy, Gladys George and Franchot Tone (Chatsworth) MGM
Trouble In Morocco (1937) starring Jack Holt, Mae Clarke and Paul Hurst (Iverson Ranch) Larry Darmour Prod.

Wee Willie Winkie (1937) starring Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen and C. Aubrey Smith (Iverson Ranch) 20th Century Fox

The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) starring Gary Cooper (Iverson Ranch) UA
Army Girl (1938) starring Madge Evans and Preston Foster (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Come On, Leathernecks! (1938) starring Richard Cromwell, Marsha Hunt and Edward Brophy (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Jezebel (1938) starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda and George Brent (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.
Storm Over Bengal (1938) starring Patric Knowles, Richard Cromwell and Rochelle Hudson (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Calling All Marines (1939) starring Don 'Red' Barry (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Captain Fury (1939) starring Brian Aherne, and Victor McLaglen (Iverson) UA
Code of the Secret Service (1939) - Ronald Reagan, Rosella Towne and Eddie Foy Jr. (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.
The Flying Deuces (1939) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Jean Parker (Iverson Ranch) Boris Morros Prod.
Maisie (1939) starring Robert Young, Ann Sothern and Ruth Hussey (Chatsworth) MGM
Of Mice and Men (1939) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith and Betty Field (Chatsworth) Hal Roach Studios

The Real Glory (1939) starring Gary Cooper, David Niven and Andrea Leeds (Iverson Ranch) Samuel Goldwyn Co.

Disclaimer: This list of movie titles and credits has been compiled from many sources.  It has not been independently verified.  Titles with location credits in parentheses are usually movies I own, have seen, or come from a source I feel has a higher level of creditability.  Also remember some of these films may have had only a few minutes shooting at a Chatsworth location. 

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