Filmed in Montana - The Golden Age of Cinema 

Montana.  Paradise.  Some describe Montana as the most beautiful place in the world.  Picture perfect.  Some who visit, say that they experience a connection, sense of belonging, a feeling that no other land has ever given them.  There is something about Montana that people are captivated by.


I think John Steinbeck said it best.

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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The truth is, Montana is a magical state.  Montana makes you feel a bit love drunk.  When you say Montana, you smile.  Everybody loves Montana.  I don't blame them, but nobody will love Montana more than a Montanan.

Another favorite quote of mine is from Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

“The best-kept secret about Montana is the women. They are tough, smart, sexy, and kind-hearted. It’s a lucky guy that ends up with a Montana gal.” 

Truth be told, this Montana love that everyone is talking about isn't anything new.  People have been in love with Montana before Montana was even Montana.

When I was doing some research on movies filmed in Montana, I was pretty surprised on how many movies were filmed in Montana before 1960.  Then it hit me.  Everyone loves Montana.  They always have.  If I was an actress, I would want to star in a movie filmed in Montana.  Wouldn't you?

For the love of Montana, these 20 movies were filmed in Montana before 1960.

20 Must See Movies Filmed in Montana: Before the 60's

Movies Filmed in Montana before 1960

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