Catch a pair of films featuring the red rock scenery on TV: Broken Arrow (1950, filmed in Sedona) starring James Stewart and Jeff Chandler; directed by Delmer Daves. Airing on Fox Movie Channel July 15 at 9 a.m.; Wild Rovers (1971, filmed in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Monument Valley) starring William Holden and Ryan O’Neal; directed by Blake Edwards. Airing on Encore Westerns July 15 at 9:30 a.m. (All screenings are Eastern Time.)
Having played host to more than 60 Hollywood productions—from the early years of cinema through the 1970s—Sedona, Arizona’s unsung role in American film is the topic of this blog. Here, once and for all Sedona gets her due as a key location in movie history, a silent but stunning backdrop to all genres of movies including silent films, B westerns, World War II propaganda, and film noir.