Apacheland Movie Ranch™ 

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From its innocent inception of a theme park and western movie studio in 1956 to its incorporation in 1959 as the “Western Movie Capital of the World” this website covers more than 55 years of western movie making history. Since the beginning, Apacheland has hosted many western movies and TV shows in and around the Apache Junction area of Phoenix, Arizona and welcomed movie stars such as Stella Stevens, Jason Robards, Audie Murphy, John Wayne, Richard Boone, Elvis Presley, Jack Nicholson, Marty Robbins, Chill Wills, Ronald Reagan and many others.

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Apacheland Film History

It has been almost 60 years since Apacheland Movie Ranch became host to dozens of western movies and TV shows featuring an all-star cast of Hollywood actors and stuntmen. Apacheland was more of a “B“ movie filming location but was lucky enough to get some major movies such as “The Ballad of Cable Hogue” with Jason Robards and Stella Stevens and “Charro!” starring Elvis Presley. Enjoy browsing through our archive of movies and TV shows filmed at the "Western Movie Capital of the World”


1956 Gunfight at the OK Corral - Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas


1960 Apache Trail Documentary - Roosevelt Dam SRP


1960 Have Gun, Will Travel - Richard Boone


1961 Stagecoach West - Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray


1961 The Purple Hills - Gene Nelson, Kent Taylor


1961 The Broken Land - Jack Nicholson, Kent Taylor


1962 Showdown at Redrock - Frank Wilcox, Leland Wainscott


1964 Blood on the Arrow - Dale Robertson, Martha Hyer


1964 Arizona Raiders - Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Buster Crabbe


1965 General Motors - Lorne Greene


1965-69 Death Valley Days - Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, Dale Robertson


1967 Ice Capades in the Desert - Carolyn O'Kelly, John Labrecque


1967 Pepsi's 'Girl on the Go' - Corinne Calvet


1967 Dundee and the Culhane - Warren Oates, John Barrymore


1968 Hang Fire - Jerry Vance, Lindsay Crosby


1968 Charro! - Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Paul Brinegar


1968 Will Rogers Institute - John Wayne


1969 Ballad of Cable Hogue - Jason Robards, Stella Stevens


1969 A Time for Dying - Audie Murphy, Richard Lapp


1971 Second Chance - Brian Keith, Rosie Grier


1972 Guns of a Stranger - Marty Robbins, Chill Wills, Dovie Beams


1976 The Haunted - Aldo Ray, Virginia Mayo


1977 Sweet Savage - Carol Conners, Aldo Ray, Charles Samples


1977 Jacob and Jacob - Alan Hale, Jake Jacobs


1978 Blue Jay Summer - Ken McConnell, Teresa Jones


1983 The Gambler: The Adventure Continues - Kenny Rogers, Linda Evans


1994 Blind Justice - Armande Assante, Jack Black


1994 Playboy Goes West - Royce O'Donnell, Ed Birmingham, Hank Sheffer


1995 Ford Motor Company - Waylon Jennings

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