The 1964 frontier epic ‘Cheyenne Autumn’ follows a band of Cheyenne IndiansThey embark on a long, difficult journey. WithThere is no other choice than to leave their inhospitable reservation. Native IndiansHead to your ancestral homelands. UnfortunatelyThey are confronted daily by the US ArmyThis makes their trials even more precarious.
TheFilm is based upon real-life Northern Cheyenne ExodusHowever, it takes a lot of artistic license. ShotIn the heart of the essential Westernstyle (it’s director John Ford’s last film), ‘Cheyenne Autumn’ is a visual feast. Let’s take a look at where it was filmed.
Cheyenne Autumn Filming Locations
‘Cheyenne Autumn’ used a variety of locations around Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming. Much of the film’s breathtaking backdrops were lensed on location. HoweverThe production did spend some time filming in our studio. PrincipalAccording to some reports, photography was first started on September23, 1963 and wrapped up January 6, 1964. Let’s take a closer look at the specific locations used to bring the film to life.
TheProduction spent time filming in the city. MoabIn Grand County, Utah. The Fisher Tower TrailIt is located approximately 16 miles away North EastThis is MoabThe film features a scene with, TheFilm crew also shot scenes at the nearby Fisher CanyonAnd Fisher Towers. ScenesThe following features are available: Colorado Riverwere filmed in MoabThe crew also shot a few scenes there. White’s RanchNear Milepost14 on the Utah highway.
Other LocationsIn Utah
Filming at the site took a lot of time. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal ParkNear the Arizona-Utahborder, including at Goulding’s Lodge1000 Gouldings Trading Post Road. SomeParts of the Cheyennes’ travels were also filmed at Park AvenueViewpoint in Arches National ParkIn Utah. OtherLocations that lent their stunning landscapes to the film include Castle CreekIn Castle ValleyAnd Professor Valley. Mexican HatLocated on the San Juan RiverIn South-Central San Juan CountyThe production crew was also hosted.
Los Angeles County, California
The movie’s studio filming was undertaken in CaliforniaAt the iconic Warner Brothers Burbank Studios4000 Warner BoulevardThe city of BurbankIn Los Angeles County. The Dodge CityThis sequence was shot on Midwest StreetThe studio compound. InterestinglyA few scenes were reportedly even shot in the EncinoIn the neighborhood Los Angeles.
Other LocationsIn California
SomeIt was also possible to film on-location Janss Conejo RanchThe city of Thousand OaksIn Ventura County. KnownAs Rancho El ConejoThe vast area was also used for filming the popular Western series ‘Gunsmoke.’
TheFilm also uses Arizona’s characteristic landscape, and filming seemingly took place in the Sonoran DesertParts of Monument ValleyThese are the results. Arizona. AnotherThe historic aspect of the locality that is prominently shown in the film is an iconic feature. Magma Arizona RailroadThis was shot in the town SuperiorIn Pinal County. FinallyThe crew also spent some time in the town of KayentaIn Navajo County.
WyomingProbably used to depict the U.S. ArmySide of the story ForFilming was done at Fort Laramie National Historic Site965 Gray Rocks Road, Fort Laramie. IncidentallyThe fort was a military base during the western era. Indian WarsIn the 1800s.
Colorado’s famous Gunnison National ParkAnd Gunnison CanyonThe film also features appearances by other actors. TheThe film crew apparently also shot some scenes in the nearby village of GunnisonAs well.
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