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UPDATED: 5/21/2017 – Added updates from and other sources. Check out the new list!stagecoach

Kanab holds a unique place in both Utah history and United States history.  Beginning in the 1920s Hollywood fell in love with the surpassing beauty of the region. Kanab’s landscapes provided dramatic backdrops for many films produced in the area. The impact these films have had on the 20th and 21st century is tremendous.  It was through such movies that the entire world was introduced to the rugged beauty of Utah’s landscape and the American Cowboy. No matter where they live, when people think of the American West, they are actually picturing Kanab. If they imagine the American Cowboy as Matt Dillon dealing out justice, Josey Wales fighting for those he loved or John Wayne bringing peace to the territory, they are thinking of Kanab’s favorite “locals”.

The Western Legends Round-Up invites you to the place that inspired so many people and classic western films. To a place of beauty and of cowboys. To Kanab.

In the meantime, you can get reacquainted with some old movie favorites and meet some new ones, as more than 100 movies were filmed in Kanab and the surrounding areas. For example, the “Gunsmoke” TV series used a set in Johnson Canyon between the 1950s-1970s. Another movie set, located in Paria Canyon, was used in the Clint Eastwood classic “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. Lake Powell was used as a location for our favorite gambler, “Maverick”. How many of the movies and television shows shot in and around Kanab have you seen?

Have a look at the following lists:

Western movies filmed in and near Kanab

Deadwood Coach1924Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, George Bancroft
The Big Trail1930John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel
The Dude Ranger1934George O’Brien, Irene Hervey, LeRoy Mason
Ramona1936Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor
The Bad Man of Brimstone1937Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O’Keefe
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1938Bill Elliott, Monte Blue, Carole Wayne
Bad Man of Brimstone1938Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O’Keefe
The Lone Ranger1938Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne RobertsLee Powell
Drums Along the Mohawk1939Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver
Feud of the Range1939Bob Steele, Richard Cramer, Gertrude Messinger
Lure of the Wasteland1939Grant Withers, LeRoy Mason, Ruth Findlay
Overland with Kit Carson1939Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske
Stagecoach1939John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine
Union Pacific1939Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff
Kit Carson1940Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews
Roll Wagons Roll1940Tex Ritter, Nelson McDowell, Muriel Evans
Brigham Young; a.k.a. “Brigham Young — Frontiersman”1940Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger
Wagon Train1940Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn
The Fargo Kid1940Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn
Western Union1941Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger
Billy the Kid1941Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter
My Friend Flicka1943Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson
The Desperadoes1943Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford
In Old Oklahoma1943John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker
Buffalo Bill1944J Joel McCrea, Maureen O’Hara, Linda Darnell
Can’t Help Singing1944Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff
Thunderhead – Son of Flicka1945Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson
Smoky1946Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Bruce Cabot
Ramrod1947Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore
Thunder in the Valley; a.k.a. “Bob — Son of Battle”1947Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn
Green Grass of Wyoming1948Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur
Black Bart1948Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn
Fort Apache1948John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
Fury at Furnace Creek1948Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan
Big Cat1949Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston FosterForrest Tucker
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass1949Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar
Red Canyon1949Ann Blyth, Howard Duff, George Brent
Stallion Canyon1949Ken Curtis, Carolina Cotton, Shug Fisher
Kansas Raiders1950Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman
The Outriders1950Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan
Sierra1950Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives
Best of the Badmen1951Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel
Cattle Drive1951Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills
Oh! Susanna1951Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker
Westward the Women1951Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
Bugles in the Afternoon1952Ray Milland, Helena Carter, Hugh MarloweForrest Tucker
The Lion and the Horse1952Steve Cochran, Wildfire the Horse, Ray Teal
Ride, Vaquero!1953Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
Pony Express1953Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling
The Outlaw’s Daughter1954Bill Williams, Sheila Connolly, Jim Davis
The Yellow Tomahawk1954Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr.
Southwest Passage1954Rod Cameron, Joanne Dru, John Ireland
Fort Yuma1955Peter Graves, Joan Vohs, John Hudson
Ghost Town1956Kent Taylor, John Smith, Marian Carr
Quincannon, Frontier Scout1956Tony Martin, Peggie Castle, John Bromfield
Jubal1956Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger
Revolt at Fort Laramie1957John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm
The Dalton Girls1957Merry Anders, Lisa Davis, Penny Edwards
War Drums1957Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson
Raiders of Old California1957Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Faron Young
Tomahawk Trail1957Chuck Connors, John Smith, Susan Cummings
Dragoon Wells Massacre1957Barry Sullivan, Dennis O’Keefe, Mona Freeman
Trooper Hook1957Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman
Copper Sky1957Jeff Morrow, Coleen Gray, Strother Martin
The Badge of Marshal Brennan1957Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Carl Smith
Ride a Violent Mile1957John Agar, Penny Edwards, John Pickard
Fort Massacre1958Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell
Fort Dobbs1958Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith
The Badlanders1958Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado
Fort Bowie1958Ben Johnson, Jan Harrison, Kent Taylor
The Proud Rebel1958Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger
Sergeants 31962Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
The Ballad of a Gunfighter1964Marty Robbins, Traveler, Joyce Redd
Fort Courageous1965Fred Beir, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Hanna Hertelendy
Convict Stage1965Harry Lauter, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Jodi Mitchell
Duel at Diablo1966James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson
Ride in the Whirlwind1966Jack Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins
The Plainsman1966Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton
The Shooting1967Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins
Rough Night in Jericho1967Dean Martin, Jean Simmons, George Peppard
Brighty of the Grand Canyon1967Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway
A Time for Killing (a.k.a. “The Long Ride Home”)1967Inger Stevens, Glenn Ford, Paul Petersen
El Dorado1967John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
Bandolero!1968James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch
Mackenna’s Gold1969Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Cutter’s Trail (made-for-TV movie)1969John Gavin, Manuel Padilla Jr., Marisa Pavan
The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV)1971Gene Barry, Janice Rule, James Drury
Jeremiah Johnson1972Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton
In Pursuit of Treasure1972Bonnie Bedelia, Scott Glenn, Elizabeth Hartman
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing1973Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb
One Little Indian1973James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George
Brigham (a.k.a. “Savage Journey”)1977Maurice Grandmaison, Richard Moll, John Mason
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (TV)1978Robert Fuller, Andrew Prine, Michael Callan
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again1979Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson
The Capture of Grizzly Adams (TV)1982Dan Haggerty, Kim Darby, Noah Beery Jr.
Desperate Hours1990Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers
Point Break1991Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey
Motorama1991Jordan Christopher Michael, Martha Quinn, Michael Naegel
Maverick1994Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner
Tall Tale1995Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown
Broken Arrow1996John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis
Dead West2005Amanda R. Phillips, Rook Overman, Jan Knightley
Devil’s Highway2005Shane Brolly, Natassia Malthe, Robert Miano
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy2006Brian Wimmer, Michael Van Wagenen, Brock Ricardos
The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End2007Cazimir Milostan, Doug Swim, Ory McCormick
Jesus of Malibu2011Anais Yeager, Billy Yeager
Black Blood2013David Webb, Joshua Krebs, Izzi Keener

Non-Western movies filmed in and near Kanab

Arabian Nights1942Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves1944Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey
Slave Girl1947Yvonne De Carlo, George Brent, Broderick Crawford
The Big Cat1949Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster
Challenge the Wilderness1951Pete Dailey, Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel
The Rainmaker1956Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey
The Girl in Black Stockings1957Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren
Timbuktu1959Victor Mature, Yvonne De Carlo, George Dolenz
Planet of the Apes1968Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
The Greatest Story Ever Told1969Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston
6-18-671969George Lucas
Cain’s Way1970John Carradine, Scott Brady, Robert Dix
In Search of Noah’s Ark1976Brad Crandall, Vern Adix, Melvin Cook
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher
The Car1977James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marle
Octopussy1983Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time1991Marc Singer, Kari Wuhrer, Sarah Douglas
Windrunner (TV)1993Jason Wiles, Russell Means, Margot Kidder
Benefit of the Doubt1993Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving, Rider Strong
Angel Eyes1993Erik Estrada, John Phillip Law, Monique Gabrielle
The Flintstones1994John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell
Galaxy Quest1999Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
Planet of the Apes2001Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth
Evolution2001David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore
The Utah Murder Project2006Oz Perkins, Jeff Conaway, Sarah Lieving
Natural Family Values2007Frank Feldman
A Place to Land2008Lauren DeAngelis
The Attic Door2009Kay D’Arcy, Madison Davenport, Tom Fitzpatrick
John Carter of Mars2012Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe
Bloodshot Rots2012Shawn Gordon, Chris Johnston, Izzi Keener
Doorway of 1,000 Churches2015Tiffany Echo Wolf
Vacation2015Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
Monolith2016Katrina BowdenDamon DayoubBrandon W. Jones
Links of Life2017Marie Bunel, Rene Heger, Catherine Samie
Looking Glass2017Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas

Western TV series filmed in and near Kanab

The Lone Ranger1949-57Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart
The Cisco Kid1950-56Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Loco
Death Valley Days1952-75Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan
Cheyenne1955-63Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
Gunsmoke1955-75James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
Boots and Saddles1956John Pickard, Dave Willock, Michael Hinn
Have Gun – Will Travel1957-63Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
Wagon Train1957-65Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert HortonWard Bond
Daniel Boone1964-70Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton
Branded1965-66Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant
F Troop1965-67Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry
Cimarron Strip1967-68Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone
How the West Was Won1977-79James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner
Sundown2013-16Bob Terry, Don Reynolds, Johnie Terry

Non-Western TV series filmed in and near Kanab

Lassie1954-71Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart
Route 661960-64Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett
The Six Million Dollar Man1974-78Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams1977-78Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978Victor Jory, Brad Crandall, Peter Mark Richman
DogTown2008Chuck Thompson, John Garcia, Pat Whitacre
Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut2011Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill