Kern River Valley
Southern California's Film Location Mecca

The following Motion Pictures and Serials were filmed on location in the Kern River Valley. They are posted in reverse order of year released. The Kern River Valley has been providing locations since 1916 and as you can see from the acting roster, many stars like John Wayne, Harry Carey, Bob Steel, Ken Maynard, Gene Autry, William "Hop-a-long Cassidy" Boyd, Hoot Gibson, and especially George "Gabby" Hayes, were all fond of our area. Although in the early days most films were of the very popular western genre, many studios now look to us for diverse location offerings.

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Lost in Africa
Thelma & Louise
Blueberry Hill
Order of the Eagle
The Awakening of Candra
White Water Rebels
The Seduction of Miss Leona
Wonder Woman
Showdown
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Billy Jack
The Hard Ride
The Hunt
Angels Die Hard
Bury Me an Angel
The Boy Who Flew with the Condors
Cattle King
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Definat Ones
The Burning Hills
Drums Across the River
Son of Paleface
Rim of the Canyon
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
On the Old Spanish Trail
The Michigan Kid
Wyoming
Jack Armstrong (15 Chapter Serial)
Rainbow Over the Rockies
Tall Timber
Roll on Texas Moon
Fool's Gold
In Old Sacramento
Cisco Kid Returns
Frontier Gal
Lights of Old Santa Fe
Texas Masquerade
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
Buckskin Frontier
Hoppy Serves a Writ
Idaho
Silver Spurs
Border Patrol
Overland Mail (15 Chapter Serial)
Undercover Man
American Empire
Twilight on the Trail
Rider of Death Valley (15 Chapter Serial)
Doomed Caravan
Cherokee Strip
Showdown
Hidden Gold
Stagecoach War
The Oregon Trail (15 Chapter Serial)
Silver on the Sage
Stagecoach
Sunset Trail
The Real Glory
Bar 20 Justice
Rollin' Plains
Partners of the Plains
The Frontiersman
The Texans
Heart of Arizona
The Overland Express
Oklahoma Terror
Gun Packer
Professor Beware
Trigger Trio
The Old Wyoming Trail
Range Defenders
Rustler's Valley
Riders of the Rockies
Arizona Days
Wells Fargo
Western Gold
Public Cowboy No.1
Hittin' the Trail
Black Aces
Boss of Lonely Valley
Mystery of the Hooded Horseman
The Hurricane
Aces Wild
The Three Mesquiteers
Frontier Justice
Call of the Prairie
Yellow Dust
Red River Valley
Avenging Waters
Heart of the West
The Plainsman
Trail Dust
Heroes of the Range
Three on the Trail
Vigilantes are Coming (12 Chapter Serial)
Charley Chan's Secret
The Eagle's Brood
Paradise Canyon
Hop-A-Long Cassidy
Singing Vagabond
Desert Trail
Outlawed Guns
No Man's Range
Western Justice
Lawless Frontier
Blue Steel
The Star Packer
The Lucky Texan
West of the Divide
'Neath Arizona Skies
Wild Gold
The Strawberry Roan
Riders of Destiny
Sage Brush Trail
Trailing North
Last of the Mohicans (12 Chapter Serial)
The Man from Hells Edges
Without Honors
Border Devils
The Vanishing Legion (12 Chapter Serial)
The Lightning Warrior (12 Chapter Serial)
Land Beyond the Law
The Grey Vulture
Battling Butler
White Thunder
The Man from God's Country
The King of the Wild Horses
Branded a Bandit
Last of the Duanes
The Forbidden Trail
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Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon
Carrie Snodgrass, Jennifer Rubin
Frank Stallone, William Zipp, Jill Foor
Richard Jaekel, Blanch Baker
James Brolin, Catherine Bach
Lynn Redgrave, Anthony Zebe, Brian Dennehy
Cathy Lee Crosby
Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, Susan Clark
James Franciscus, Juliet Mills
Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Bert Freed, Clark Howat
Robert Fuller, Sherry Bain
Dixie Peabody, Terry Mace, Clyde Venture
William Smith
Tom Baker, Connie Nelson
Chris Jury
Rober Taylor, Joan Caulfield
Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers
Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier
Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood
Audie Murphy, Lisa Gaye, Lyle Bettger, Walter Brennan
Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rodgers
Gene Autry, Nan Leslie
Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston
Roy Rodgers, Tito Guizar, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Estelita Rodrigues
Jon Hall, Rita Johnson, Victor McLaglen, Andy Devine
William Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carrol
John Hart, Rosemary LaPlanch
Jimmy Wakley
Natalie Wood, Roddy McDowall
Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers
William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Jane Randolph
William Elliott, Constance Moore
Duncan Renaldo, Martin Garralaga
Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron
Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans
William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Jon Hall, Maria Montez
Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Max Baer
William Boyd, Andy Clyde
Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers
Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, John Carradine
William Boyd, Andy Clyde
Lon Chaney Jr., Helen Parrish, Don Terry, Noah Berry Jr.
William Boyd, Andy Clyde
Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster
William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King
Dick Foran, Buck Jones, Leo Carrillo, Charles Bickford
William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Minna Gombell
Richard Dix, Florence Rice
William Boyd, Russell Hayden
William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Ruth Rogers
William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Julie Carter
Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Stanley, Bill Cody Jr., Fuzzy Knight
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden
John Wayne, Claire Trevor
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters
Gary Cooper, Andrea Leeds, Broderick Crawford, David Niven
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden
Tex Ritter, Hobart Bosworth, Harriet Bennett
William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Harvey Clark
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden, Evelan Venable
Randolph Scott, Joan Bennett, May Robson, Walter Brennan
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes
Buck Jones, Marjorie Reynolds
Jack Randall, Virginia Carroll
Jack Randall, Louise Stanley
Harold Lloyd, Phyllis Welch
Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Ralph Byrd, Sandra Corday
Charles Starrett, Donald Grayson, Barbara Weeks
Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden
Tex Ritter, Louise Stanley, Snub Pollard
Tex Ritter, Eleanor Stewart, Snub Pollard
Joel McCrea, Frances Dee
Smith Ballew, Heather Angel
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ann Rutherford
Tex Ritter, Jerry Bergh, Tommy Bupp
Buck Jones, Kay Linaker
Buck Jones, Muriel Evans
Tex Ritter, Iris Meredith
Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall
Harry Carey, Gertrude Messinger
Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Syd Saylor
Hoot Gibson, Jane Barnes
William Boyd, James Ellison, Muriel Evans, George "Gabby" Hayes
Richard Dix, Leila Hyams
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant
Ken Maynard, Beth Marion
William Boyd, James Ellison, George "Gabby" Hayes
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison
William Boyd, James Ellison, George "Gabby" Hayes
Ken Maynard, June Gale
William Boyd, James Ellison, George "Gabby" Hayes, Onslow Stevens
Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes
Warren Oland
William Boyd, James Ellison, Joan Woodbury
John Wayne, marion Burns, Earle Hodgins
William Boyd, James Ellison, Paula Stone
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix
Buck Jones, Ruth Channing
Bob Steele, Roberta Gale
Bob Steele, Renee Bordon
John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George "Gabby" Hayes
John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George "Gabby" Hayes
John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George "Gabby" Hayes, Yakima Canutt
John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, Yakima Canutt
John Wayne, Virginia Browne Faire, Lloyd Whitlock
John Wayne, Sheila Terry
John Boles, Clair Trevor
Ken Maynard, Ruth Hall
John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, George "Gabby" Hayes
John Wayne, Nancy Schubert, Lane Chandler
Bob Steel, Doris Hill, Arthur Rankin
Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Edwina Booth
Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Julian Rivero
Harry Carey, Mae Bush, Gibson Gowland, George "Gabby" Hayes
Harry Carey, Kathleen Collins, George "Gabby" Hayes
Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Frankie Darrow, Rex the wonder horse
Rin-Tin-Tin Jr., Frankie Darrow
Ken Maynard
Ken Maynard, Hazel Dean
Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil
Yakima Canutt
William Fairbanks, Dorothy Revier
Charles Parrott, Edna Murphy, Rex the wonder horse
Yakima Canutt
Tom Mix
Jack Hoxie, Evelyn Nelson


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