At a glance: Movies made in Oklahoma

At a glance: Movies made in Oklahoma
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 30, 2013
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The dawn of the Oklahoma film industry came in May 1904 when Thomas Edison sent a motion picture film crew to the famed 101 Ranch near Ponca City to shoot a series of Western shorts, according to Jeff Moore, Project Director of OK Pop Museum.

Moore is co-curator of the Oklahoma@the Movies exhibit currently on view at the Oklahoma History Center, which contains artifacts tracing the state's filmmaking history. The following is a partial list of movies shot in whole or in part in Oklahoma, beginning with what is believed to be the first feature-length narrative movie ever shot in the state, with a Comanche and Kiowa cast.

1920

• “The Daughter of Dawn”

1925

• “Wild West”

1939

• “Union Pacific”

1940

• “The Grapes of Wrath”

1946

• “Home in Oklahoma”

1949

• “Tulsa”

1951

• “Lawton Story”

1954

• “Human Desire”

1956

• “Around the World in Eighty Days”

1961

• “Stark Fear”

1962

• “State Fair”

1971

• “Two-Lane Blacktop”

1973

• “Dillinger”

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