Several films and television movies have been filmed in San Benito County, including East of Eden, Vertigo and La Bamba. As you look through the list below we are sure you will see some names you know; writers, directors and actors that were a part of these movies and spent time in our beautiful county. If you watch any of the movies on the list you may not only see familiar sights but some familiar faces too since many productions hired local residents as extras in their films.
1925 The Primrose Path
Director: Harry O. Hoyt, Writer: Leah Baird, Stars: Wallace MacDonald & Clara Bow.
1953 The Wild One
Director: Laslo Benedek, Writers: John Paxton & Frank Rooney, Stars: Marlon Brando & Lee Marvin.
1955 East of Eden
Director: Elia Kazan Writers: John Steinbeck, Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey & Julie Harris.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Writers: Alec Coppel & Samuel A. Taylor, Stars: Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak & Barbara Bel Geddes.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Writers: Leon Uris & Samuel A. Taylor, Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin & John Vernon.
Director: Sidney J. Furie, Writer: Charles Eastman, Stars: Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard & Lauren Hutton.
Director: Richard Michaels, Writer: Paul Harrison, Stars: John Ritter, Carrie Fisher & Buddy Ebsen.
1981 East of Eden
Director: Harvey Hart, Writers: John Steinbeck, Richard Alan Shapiro, Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner.
1987 La Bamba
Director: Luis Valdez, Writer: Luis Valdez, Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales & Rosanna DeSoto.
Director: Blake Edwards, Writers: Rod Amateau & Blake Edwards, Stars: Bruce Willis, James Garner & Malcolm McDowell.
1990 Strawberry Road
Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Writers: Yoshimi Ishikawa & Nobuo Yamada, Stars: Ken Matsudaira, Mariska Hargitay & Mako.
1990 Hot Summer Winds
(PBS) Director: Emiko Omari, Writer: Emiko Omari, Stars: Natsuko Ohama, Sab Shimano & Tricia Joe
1991 Long Road Home
Director: John Korty, Writers: Ronald B. Taylor & Jane-Howard Hammerstein, Stars: Mark Harmon, Lee Purcell & Morgan Weisser.
1991 La Pastorela
(PBS) Director: Luis Valdez, Writer: Luis Valdez, Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Paul Rodriguez & Robert Beltran
2014 Man from Reno
Director: Dave Boyle, Writer: Dave Boyle & Joel Clark, Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna & Kazuki Kitamura