Hollywood in Borrego


During the 1950's, Borrego Springs was a favorite hideaway for Hollywood stars, including: 
Burgess Meredith, Gale Gordon, Charles Laughton, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney, Jr., Will Rogers, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, James Arness, Frank Morgan and Marilyn Monroe.
The following is a partial list of studio films that were made in part in and around Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert


Film Talent Studio Distributor Date Producers Director
Sahara
Humphrey Bogart & Lloyd Bridges
Columbia 1943 N/A Zoltan Korda
The Andromeda Strain
David Wayne, James Olson & Kate Reid
Universal Pictures 1971 Robert Wise Robert Wise
Beastmaster III The Eye of Braxus
Marc Singer, David Warner, Casper Van Dien & J.D. Hall MCA Home Entertainment 1995 Geraint Bell, Stu Segal, Sylvio Tabet & David Wise Gabrielle Beaumont
Beggars of Life
Wallace Beery & Louise Brooks Paramount Famous Lasky Grapevine Video 1928 Jesse L. Lasky & Adolph Zukor William A. Wellman
Black Dawn aka "Good Cop, Bad Cop"
Lorenzo Lamas
Four Square Productions 1997 Phil Botana & Scott Vandiver John DiBello
Bugsy
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Elliott Gould, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, & Joe Mantegna Columbia/Tri-Star, Desert Vision, Mulholland Productions & Baltimore Pictures 1991 Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson & Charles Newirth Barry Levinson
Damnation Alley
Jan Michael Vincent & George Peppard
20th Century Fox 1977 Jerome M. Zeitman & Paul Maslansky Jack Smight
The Desert Fox
James Mason, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone & Dan O’Herlihy 20th Century Fox 1951 Nunnally Johnson Henry Hathaway
The Desert Rats
Richard Burton, Robert Newton, James Mason, Robert Douglas & Torin Thatcher 20th Century Fox 1953 Robert L. Jacks Robert Wise
Dying Room Only
Cloris Leachman, Ross Martin, Louise Latham, Dabney Coleman, Ron Feinberg, Ned Beatty & Dana Elcar 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
From The Earth To The Moon, Episode 10 "Galileo Was Right"
Brett Cullen, Gareth Williams, Tom Amandes, John Aylward, David Clyde Carr, Michael Raynor, Arland Russel & David Clennon HBO 1998 Tom Hanks David Carson
Frost, Portrait of a Vampire
Gary Busey, Jeff Manzanares & Charles Lister Showcase Entertainment 2001 Ron Cutler Kevin VanHook
Never on Tuesday
Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg, Dave Anderson, Mark Garbarino, Melvyn Pearls, Brett Seals, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez, Gilbert Gotfried, Nicolas Cage, Judd Nelson & Charlie Sheen Elwes/Wyman Productions, Palisades Entertainment & Paramont Home Video 1981 Cassian Elwes, Frances Fleming, Paul Kimatian, Lionel Wigram & Brad Wyman Adam Rifkin
The Scorpion King
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
Scorpion Spring
Ruben Blades, Matthew McConaughey, Esai Morales & Alfred Molina New Line Home Video & Distant Horizon Productions 1995 Anant Singh Brian Cox
Small Time aka "Waiting for the Man"
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
The Trip
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
The Young Lions
Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, May Britt & Maximilian Schell 20th Century Fox 1958 Al Lichtman Edward Dmytryk
Wake Island
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, Gillian Anderson & Robert Patrick Ten Thirteen Productions 2002