Filming in Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert
 
During the 1950's, Borrego Springs was a favorite hideaway for Hollywood stars, including:  
Gale Gordon (Borrego's Honorary Mayor for many years),
Burgess Meredith, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Charles Laughton, Clark Gable,
Montgomery Clift, Will Rogers, Bing Crosby, John Wayne,
James Arness, Frank Morgan & Marilyn Monroe
 
The following is a partial list of studio films shot in and around Borrego Springs.
FILM TALENT STUDIO  DISTRIBUTOR DATE PRODUCERS DIRECTOR
 James Olson
Kate Reid
David Wayne
Universal Pictures 1971 Robert Wise Robert Wise
Marc Singer
David Warner
Casper Van Dien
J.D. Hall
Marc Singer
 
MCA Home Entertainment 1995 Geraint Bell
Stu Segal
Sylvio Tabet
David Wise
Gabrielle Beaumont
Beggars of Life
Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
Louise Brooks
Paramount Famous Lasky
Grapevine Video
1928 Jesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
William A. Wellman
Black Dawn
Lorenzo Lamas
Lorenzo Lamas
 
Four Square Productions 1997 Phil Botana
Scott Vandiver
John DiBello
Warren Beatty
Annette Bening
Warren Beatty
Elliott Gould
Harvey Keitel
Ben Kingsley
Joe Mantegna
Warren Beatty
Annette Bening

 
Columbia/Tri-Star
Desert Vision
Mulholland Productions
Baltimore Pictures
1991 Warren Beatty
Mark Johnson
Barry Levinson
Charles Newirth
Barry Levinson
Jan Michael Vincent
George Peppard
20th Century Fox 1977 Jerome M. Zeitman
Paul Maslansky
Jack Smight
James Mason
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Jessica Tandy
Luther Adler
Everett Sloane
Leo G. Carroll
George Macready
Richard Boone
Dan O’Herlihy
James Mason
 
20th Century Fox 1951 Nunnally Johnson Henry  Hathaway
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Robert Newton
James Mason
Robert Douglas
Torin Thatcher
20th Century Fox 1953 Robert L. Jacks Robert Wise
Cloris Leachman
Ross Martin
Louise Latham
Dabney Coleman
Ron Feinberg
Ned Beatty
Dana Elcar
Cloris Leachman
 
Lorimar Film Entertainment
ABC
1973 Allen S. Epstein
Neil T. Maffeo
Lee Rich
Philip Leacock
El Lobo Loco  
William DePriest
Katie Murray
Robert Murray
Keith Eduardo Olmedo
Chip Phasini
Rick Strom
Small Bus Productions 1999 Rick Strom Rick Strom
Episode 10  
"Galileo Was Right"
Brett Cullen
Gareth Williams
Tom Amandes
John Aylward
David Clyde Carr
Michael Raynor
Arland Russel
David Clennon
Brett Cullen
 
HBO

 

1998 Tom Hanks David Carson
Gary Busey
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Jeff Manzanares
Charles Lister
Gary Busey
 
Showcase Entertainment 2001 Ron Cutler Kevin VanHook
Peter Berg
Claudia Christian
Andrew Lauer
Dave Anderson
Mark Garbarino
Melvyn Pearls
Brett Seals
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Gilbert Gotfried
Nicolas Cage
Judd Nelson
Charlie Sheen
Peter Berg
 
Elwes/Wyman Productions
Palisades Entertainment

Paramont Home Video

1988 Cassian Elwes
Frances Fleming
Paul Kimatian
Lionel Wigram
Brad Wyman
Adam Rifkin
Scorpion King, The
Dwayne Johnson
Steven Brand
Kelly Hu
Michael Clarke Duncan
Grant Heslov
Peter Facinelli
Ralph Moeller
Scott L. Schwartz
Andrei Sterling
Sherri Howard
Alphaville Films
Universal Pictures
 
2002 Vince McMahon Chuck Russell
Matthew McConaughey
Ruben Blades
Esai Morales
Alfred Molina
New Line Home Video
Distant Horizon  Productions
1995 Anant Singh Brian Cox
small time
Darren McGavin
Glenn Plummer
Patrick Cupo
Ernie Reyes
Darren McGavin
Tracey Ross Maribel
Helana May Lim
Saginaw Grant
James Russo
Rae Dawn Chong
Steven Reich
Pee Wee Piemonte
Jeff Fahey
Kushner-Locke International 1998 Mark Balsam
Donald Kushner
Peter Locke
Steven D. Mackler
David Pomier
Larry Rattner
Steven Reich
Jeffrey Reiner
Larry Sullivan
Steve Braun
Ray Baker
James Handy
Faith Salie
Dennis Bailey
Alexis Arquette
Sirena Irwin
Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan
Jill St. John
Art Hindle
Christina Cameron Mitchell
Falcon Lair Films 2002 Tom Blount Miles Swain
Marlon Brando
Montgomery Clift
Dean Martin
Hope Lange
Barbara Rush
May Britt
Maximilian Schell
20th Century Fox 1958 Al Lichtman Edward  Dmytryk
Brian Donlevy
Macdonald Carey
Robert Preston
William Bendix
Rod Cameron
Barbara Britton
Dane Clark
Alan Hale, Jr.
Paramount Pictures 1942 Joseph Sistrom John Farrow
X-Files (Series Finale)
David Duchovny
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Gillian Anderson,
Robert Patrick
Ten Thirteen Productions
 
2002    
Thanks to the folks at Internet Movie Database for maintaining such a comprehensive database of films, even though they state that some of the films were shot in Palm Springs or San Diego, instead of Borrego Springs.  Palm Springs is approximately 90 miles north east of Borrego Springs, and San Diego is 90 miles to the south west. 

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