Thursday, February 19, 2009

South Dakota Filmography

Here's my list of the feature-length movies and documentaries I have been able determine were filmed in South Dakota. Many short and independent films have been made here as well.

As best I can tell, the dates are when the productions were released to the public. If anyone can add to the list or provide proof that dates need to be changed, I'd appreciate any assistance. Leave a comment and I'll correct or add what I need to.

1914
"The Indian Wars," Buffalo Bill Cody Productions
1915
"The Sioux City Roundup," documentary
1918
"Indian Life," documentary
1919
"The Homesteader," Oscar Micheaux Productions
Unknown dates in the 1910s
"Black Hills," Black Hills Feature Film Co.
"In the Days of ’75 and ’76," Black Hills Feature Film Co.

1924
"The Deadwood Coach"

1938
"Natural Wonders of the West," travel documentary

1948
"Sydameni laulu," documentary
Unknown date in 1940s
"Badlands of Dakota," Universal

1951
"Tomahawk," Universal
1952
"Battles of Chief Pontiac"
"Warbonnet (aka The Savage)," Paramount
1955
"Chief Crazy Horse," Universal
1956
"The Last Hunt," MGM
1959
"Beast From Haunted Cave," Northern Pictures
"North by Northwest," MGM

1960
"Ski Troop Attack," Northern Pictures
1962
"How the West Was Won," MGM
1963
"A Happy Mothers Day," documentary
1966
"Born To Buck," Casey Tibbs Productions
"Young Rounders," Casey Tibbs Productions
Unknown date in the 1960s
"Deadwood ’76," Fairway International Film Co.

1970
"Gunsmoke" 'Snow Train' episode, CBS-TV
"A Man Called Horse," Cinema Center Films
1971
"Scandalous John," Disney
1972
"Journey Through Rosebud," GSF Incorporated
1973
"A Song for Dead Warriors," documentary
"Hex (aka Grassland)," Max L. Rabb Productions
1976
"Return of a Man Called Horse," Sandy Howard Productions (TV?)
1977
"The Hunted (aka Johnny Vik)," Naumann Studios
1979
"The Manitou," Mid-America Pictures
"Orphan Train," CBS-TV

1981
"Sacrifice Area," documentary
"The Long Run," San Rio Communications
1982
"Great Spirit Within the Hole," documentary
1983
"Guerra del ferro – La Ironmaster," Nuova Dania Cinematografica
1984
"Triumphs of a Man Called Horse," United Artists (Hesperia Films)
1986"From Hollywood to Deadwood," Island Pictures
"General Hospital," ABC-TV
1989
"Powwow Highway," Warner Brothers

1990
"Dances With Wolves," Orion Pictures
1991
"Son of the Morning Star," ABC-TV
1992
"Williams and Ree the Movie"
"Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations," documentary
"Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232," Bob Banner Associates
"Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend," Scorched Earth Productions
"Incident at Oglala," Dakota Plains Productions documentary
"Thunderheart," Tri-Star Pictures
1993
"The Ride to Wounded Knee," Ride To Wounded Knee Productions
1994
"Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee," Turner Pictures
"Neverending Story III," NESIII Productions
"Wyatt Earp," Warner Brothers
"North," Castle Rock Entertainment
"Roads," Eagle Eye Productions
1996"Twister," Warner Brothers
"Crazy Horse," Turner Pictures
1997
"Starship Troopers," Tri-Star Pictures
"Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery," Ken Burns Prod.
1998
"Armageddon," Disney/Touchstone
"Mercury Rising," Universal Pictures
1999
"Into His Arms," Linn Productions

2000
"Williams and Ree the Movie II: Totem Reecall," TV Productions
2001
"Rite of Passage," Gabriel Films documentary
"Class President," Class President Productions/Spectrum Films
2002
"Skins," First Look International
"Wanted," Footprint Films
"The Spirit of Annie Mae," National Film Board of Canada
2003
"Head of State," Dreamworks
"Dreamkeeper," Hallmark Entertainment
2004
"Hidalgo," Disney
"Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War," Mystic Voices LLC
"Ekho: Fall of an Empire," Run Don’t Walk Films
2005
"Comanche Warriors," Digital Ranch documentary
"Firecracker," Dikenga Films
"Domino One," Domino One
"Why Sturgis?" Escape Route Flix LLC documentary
"Who Killed Crazy Horse?" History Channel documentary
2006
"Awakening," Rikshaw Films documentary
"Owe Aku: Bring Back the Way," Ethereal Motion Picture Co. documentary
"Treasure Hunters," NBC-TV reality series
2007
"Into the Wild," Paramount Vantage
"National Treasure: Book of Secrets," Walt Disney Pictures
"Custer's Last Stand," BBC-TV
2008
"Imprint," Linn Productions
"Resilience," TV
"Rez Bomb," Roaring Fire Films
"Spirit Riders," Moving Cloud Productions documentary
"Woman City"
"Small Town Silver Screen," Fiveman Films
2009
"The Stone Child," Triple Martini Productions
"No More Smoke Signals," Distant Lights Filmproduktion documentary
2010
"Imagine A Place," PK Productions documentary
2011
"The Pact," Tarantula Productions
2012
"Dust of War," Scheutzle Productions
"The Buffalo King," Nowlin Town Productions
"The Legend of Cooley Moon," Mystery Library Productions
"Yellow Hill," Yellow Hill Investments
2013
"Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde"
"LEE," Chloe Zhao
2014
"Lakota Girls," Chocolate Eyes Productions

I do realize there are more television productions that are not listed here, notably the many done about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The television show "Cops" was filmed at the Rally around 1990, "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" taped two shows at Mount Rushmore in 1998, and there have been many national news stories done within the state. Attempting to keep the list somewhat manageable lead me to leave many of that type of program out. Let me know of significant ones that should be added to the list.

4 comments:

  1. The last part of National Treasure 2 was filmed at Sylvan Lake (CSP) and Mt Rushmore. But you might only be recording movies that were made entirely in SD.

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  2. Hi Sherry,
    Thanks for reading. Many of the movies on the list are only partially filmed in South Dakota. The list would be considerably shorter if the entire films had to feature our state.

    Disney has begun marketing the second National Treasure movie as "2," but at the time it was filmed and when it was released at the theatres it was known as "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." You'll see it in my list under 2007.

    Chad

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  3. Hi Chad,

    The 1977 TV Special "Elvis In Concert" was in part filmed in Rapid City at the Rushmore Civic Center on June 21, 1977. It was the first event held there, but more significantly, it was also Elvis Presley's last professionally recorded performance. Don't know if that would be worth including, but it's definitely noteworthy.

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  4. THE FILM 'JOURNEY THROUGH ROSEBUD' 1972
    I JUST AQUIRED THE 35MM FILM PRINT ON 6 REELS OF FILM
    DONT KNOWN IF ANY ONE CARES TO SEE IT THESE DAYS-BUT WOULD BE GREAT IF I COULD BE SHOWN AGAIN IN ONE OF THE THEATERS IN SOUTHDAKOTA

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