UPDATED: 5/21/2017 – Added updates from IMDB.com and other sources. Check out the new list!stagecoach

Kanab holds a unique place in both Utah history and United States history.  Beginning in the 1920s Hollywood fell in love with the surpassing beauty of the region. Kanab’s landscapes provided dramatic backdrops for many films produced in the area. The impact these films have had on the 20th and 21st century is tremendous.  It was through such movies that the entire world was introduced to the rugged beauty of Utah’s landscape and the American Cowboy. No matter where they live, when people think of the American West, they are actually picturing Kanab. If they imagine the American Cowboy as Matt Dillon dealing out justice, Josey Wales fighting for those he loved or John Wayne bringing peace to the territory, they are thinking of Kanab’s favorite “locals”.

The Western Legends Round-Up invites you to the place that inspired so many people and classic western films. To a place of beauty and of cowboys. To Kanab.

In the meantime, you can get reacquainted with some old movie favorites and meet some new ones, as more than 100 movies were filmed in Kanab and the surrounding areas. For example, the “Gunsmoke” TV series used a set in Johnson Canyon between the 1950s-1970s. Another movie set, located in Paria Canyon, was used in the Clint Eastwood classic “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. Lake Powell was used as a location for our favorite gambler, “Maverick”. How many of the movies and television shows shot in and around Kanab have you seen?

Have a look at the following lists:

Western movies filmed in and near Kanab

Deadwood Coach 1924 Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, George Bancroft
The Big Trail 1930 John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel
The Dude Ranger 1934 George O’Brien, Irene Hervey, LeRoy Mason
Ramona 1936 Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor
The Bad Man of Brimstone 1937 Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O’Keefe
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 1938 Bill Elliott, Monte Blue, Carole Wayne
Bad Man of Brimstone 1938 Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O’Keefe
The Lone Ranger 1938 Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne RobertsLee Powell
Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver
Feud of the Range 1939 Bob Steele, Richard Cramer, Gertrude Messinger
Lure of the Wasteland 1939 Grant Withers, LeRoy Mason, Ruth Findlay
Overland with Kit Carson 1939 Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske
Stagecoach 1939 John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine
Union Pacific 1939 Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff
Kit Carson 1940 Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews
Roll Wagons Roll 1940 Tex Ritter, Nelson McDowell, Muriel Evans
Brigham Young; a.k.a. “Brigham Young — Frontiersman” 1940 Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger
Wagon Train 1940 Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn
The Fargo Kid 1940 Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn
Western Union 1941 Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger
Billy the Kid 1941 Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter
My Friend Flicka 1943 Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson
The Desperadoes 1943 Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford
In Old Oklahoma 1943 John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker
Buffalo Bill 1944 J Joel McCrea, Maureen O’Hara, Linda Darnell
Can’t Help Singing 1944 Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff
Thunderhead – Son of Flicka 1945 Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson
Smoky 1946 Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Bruce Cabot
Ramrod 1947 Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore
Thunder in the Valley; a.k.a. “Bob — Son of Battle” 1947 Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn
Green Grass of Wyoming 1948 Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur
Black Bart 1948 Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn
Fort Apache 1948 John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
Fury at Furnace Creek 1948 Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan
Big Cat 1949 Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston FosterForrest Tucker
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass 1949 Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar
Red Canyon 1949 Ann Blyth, Howard Duff, George Brent
Stallion Canyon 1949 Ken Curtis, Carolina Cotton, Shug Fisher
Kansas Raiders 1950 Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman
The Outriders 1950 Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan
Sierra 1950 Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives
Best of the Badmen 1951 Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel
Cattle Drive 1951 Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills
Oh! Susanna 1951 Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker
Westward the Women 1951 Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
Bugles in the Afternoon 1952 Ray Milland, Helena Carter, Hugh MarloweForrest Tucker
The Lion and the Horse 1952 Steve Cochran, Wildfire the Horse, Ray Teal
Ride, Vaquero! 1953 Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
Pony Express 1953 Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling
The Outlaw’s Daughter 1954 Bill Williams, Sheila Connolly, Jim Davis
The Yellow Tomahawk 1954 Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr.
Southwest Passage 1954 Rod Cameron, Joanne Dru, John Ireland
Fort Yuma 1955 Peter Graves, Joan Vohs, John Hudson
Ghost Town 1956 Kent Taylor, John Smith, Marian Carr
Quincannon, Frontier Scout 1956 Tony Martin, Peggie Castle, John Bromfield
Jubal 1956 Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger
Revolt at Fort Laramie 1957 John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm
The Dalton Girls 1957 Merry Anders, Lisa Davis, Penny Edwards
War Drums 1957 Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson
Raiders of Old California 1957 Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Faron Young
Tomahawk Trail 1957 Chuck Connors, John Smith, Susan Cummings
Dragoon Wells Massacre 1957 Barry Sullivan, Dennis O’Keefe, Mona Freeman
Trooper Hook 1957 Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman
Copper Sky 1957 Jeff Morrow, Coleen Gray, Strother Martin
The Badge of Marshal Brennan 1957 Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Carl Smith
Ride a Violent Mile 1957 John Agar, Penny Edwards, John Pickard
Fort Massacre 1958 Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell
Fort Dobbs 1958 Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith
The Badlanders 1958 Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado
Fort Bowie 1958 Ben Johnson, Jan Harrison, Kent Taylor
The Proud Rebel 1958 Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger
Sergeants 3 1962 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
The Ballad of a Gunfighter 1964 Marty Robbins, Traveler, Joyce Redd
Fort Courageous 1965 Fred Beir, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Hanna Hertelendy
Convict Stage 1965 Harry Lauter, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Jodi Mitchell
Duel at Diablo 1966 James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson
Ride in the Whirlwind 1966 Jack Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins
The Plainsman 1966 Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton
The Shooting 1967 Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins
Rough Night in Jericho 1967 Dean Martin, Jean Simmons, George Peppard
Brighty of the Grand Canyon 1967 Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway
A Time for Killing (a.k.a. “The Long Ride Home”) 1967 Inger Stevens, Glenn Ford, Paul Petersen
El Dorado 1967 John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
Bandolero! 1968 James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch
Mackenna’s Gold 1969 Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Cutter’s Trail (made-for-TV movie) 1969 John Gavin, Manuel Padilla Jr., Marisa Pavan
The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV) 1971 Gene Barry, Janice Rule, James Drury
Jeremiah Johnson 1972 Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton
In Pursuit of Treasure 1972 Bonnie Bedelia, Scott Glenn, Elizabeth Hartman
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 1973 Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb
One Little Indian 1973 James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George
Brigham (a.k.a. “Savage Journey”) 1977 Maurice Grandmaison, Richard Moll, John Mason
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (TV) 1978 Robert Fuller, Andrew Prine, Michael Callan
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson
The Capture of Grizzly Adams (TV) 1982 Dan Haggerty, Kim Darby, Noah Beery Jr.
Desperate Hours 1990 Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers
Point Break 1991 Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey
Motorama 1991 Jordan Christopher Michael, Martha Quinn, Michael Naegel
Maverick 1994 Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner
Tall Tale 1995 Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown
Broken Arrow 1996 John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis
Dead West 2005 Amanda R. Phillips, Rook Overman, Jan Knightley
Devil’s Highway 2005 Shane Brolly, Natassia Malthe, Robert Miano
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy 2006 Brian Wimmer, Michael Van Wagenen, Brock Ricardos
The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End 2007 Cazimir Milostan, Doug Swim, Ory McCormick
Jesus of Malibu 2011 Anais Yeager, Billy Yeager
Black Blood 2013 David Webb, Joshua Krebs, Izzi Keener

Non-Western movies filmed in and near Kanab

Arabian Nights 1942 Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1944 Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey
Slave Girl 1947 Yvonne De Carlo, George Brent, Broderick Crawford
The Big Cat 1949 Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster
Challenge the Wilderness 1951 Pete Dailey, Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel
The Rainmaker 1956 Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey
The Girl in Black Stockings 1957 Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren
Timbuktu 1959 Victor Mature, Yvonne De Carlo, George Dolenz
Planet of the Apes 1968 Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1969 Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston
6-18-67 1969 George Lucas
Cain’s Way 1970 John Carradine, Scott Brady, Robert Dix
In Search of Noah’s Ark 1976 Brad Crandall, Vern Adix, Melvin Cook
Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher
The Car 1977 James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marle
Octopussy 1983 Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 Marc Singer, Kari Wuhrer, Sarah Douglas
Windrunner (TV) 1993 Jason Wiles, Russell Means, Margot Kidder
Benefit of the Doubt 1993 Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving, Rider Strong
Angel Eyes 1993 Erik Estrada, John Phillip Law, Monique Gabrielle
The Flintstones 1994 John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell
Galaxy Quest 1999 Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
Planet of the Apes 2001 Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth
Evolution 2001 David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore
The Utah Murder Project 2006 Oz Perkins, Jeff Conaway, Sarah Lieving
Natural Family Values 2007 Frank Feldman
A Place to Land 2008 Lauren DeAngelis
The Attic Door 2009 Kay D’Arcy, Madison Davenport, Tom Fitzpatrick
John Carter of Mars 2012 Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe
Bloodshot Rots 2012 Shawn Gordon, Chris Johnston, Izzi Keener
Doorway of 1,000 Churches 2015 Tiffany Echo Wolf
Vacation 2015 Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
Links of Life 2017 Marie Bunel, Rene Heger, Catherine Samie
Looking Glass 2017 Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas

Western TV series filmed in and near Kanab

The Lone Ranger 1949-57 Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart
The Cisco Kid 1950-56 Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Loco
Death Valley Days 1952-75 Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan
Cheyenne 1955-63 Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
Gunsmoke 1955-75 James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
Boots and Saddles 1956 John Pickard, Dave Willock, Michael Hinn
Have Gun – Will Travel 1957-63 Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
Wagon Train 1957-65 Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert HortonWard Bond
Daniel Boone 1964-70 Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton
Branded 1965-66 Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant
F Troop 1965-67 Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry
Cimarron Strip 1967-68 Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone
How the West Was Won 1977-79 James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner
Sundown 2013-16 Bob Terry, Don Reynolds, Johnie Terry

Non-Western TV series filmed in and near Kanab

Lassie 1954-71 Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart
Route 66 1960-64 Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974-78 Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 1977-78 Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 Victor Jory, Brad Crandall, Peter Mark Richman
DogTown 2008 Chuck Thompson, John Garcia, Pat Whitacre
Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut 2011 Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill