The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, 1970


Sam Peckinpah


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Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, northwest of Las Vegas (admission charge; tel: 702.397.2088). The park is open daily, from dawn to dusk, and the Visitor Center from 8.30am to 4.30pm. It's located in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Visit: the Apacheland Film Festival, Gold Canyon, Arizona


See the spectacular Valley of Fire State Park as ‘Viridian 3’ in Star Trek Generations

Sam Peckinpah followed up The Wild Bunch with this slow, eccentric, likeable and gentle Western.

The film’s base was at Echo Bay, 53 miles northeast of Las Vegas near to Lake Mead, but the film’s actual location is the Valley of Fire State Park, a few miles to the north, off I-15. Hogue’s castle was a real hotel bought and transported, complete with its original furniture, from Bishop, just over the border in Central California.

The interiors were filmed at Apacheland Studios, a Western movie town at Gold Canyon, east of Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately, the ranch was destroyed by fire in 2004.


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