Haven't a clue where this was filmed. Quite possibly it was a "set" in Hollywood. If you look up at the top of the hill, it looks like a road goes through there. Then look to the right of that mushroom shaped tree on top and to the right. Looks like some type of poles.
Though I thought it was a fantastic movie, they seemed to have problems blanking out modern things.......
charlott on 3rd April 2014 @ 7:04am
Oregon or California?
The camouflaged canoe makes me smile.
Thanks Arthur. This has been fun. My Amazon order of the movie is on its way.
It has been interesting that I am not the only one whose main memory of this movie is a jet contrail across the blue sky.
Seems odd that they made no effort to, as Charlott says, "blank out that modern thing" and film after it had dissipated.
l.e. on 3rd April 2014 @ 7:13am
Something on the ridge to the right.
Fence? Irrigation line?
l.e. on 3rd April 2014 @ 7:17am
Old movies probably no more phony than the so-called reality shows on tv today. Other than the weather and the ocean in the Bering Sea on the "Deadliest Catch" most of them don't have much to do with reality.
Buzz on 3rd April 2014 @ 7:47am
This looks rather like the west side of The Dalles where it appears as though an old wagon trail actually does go around and over the hill.There is usually an electric cross lit up at Christmas in that general area. The odd shaped tree on the left looks like any deer munched tree
nels on 3rd April 2014 @ 10:02am
can't you guys read, it says Portland right on the building :)
Dan on 3rd April 2014 @ 10:24am
Oh I love the Deadliest Catch, can hardly wait for the new season to start.
charlott on 3rd April 2014 @ 12:03pm
i.e. I think the canoe is supposed to be "birch bark" and not camouflage . That there are no birch trees around these parts makes it pretty funny!
Jill on 3rd April 2014 @ 1:08pm
Many of the trees show flagging which would indicate it was a shot taken somewhere in the area. There are what appear to be pines, oaks, and populars.
The size of the wagons seem out of proportion to the overal scene though and are coming down a hill so steep that it would require a couple of the wheels to be locked and dragging somehow.
I would guess its a studio scene using a backdrop picture taken between Bingen and Dallesport or up the Klickitat somewhere.
Longshot on 3rd April 2014 @ 7:17pm
I'm curious about the dock.
The buildings can be fabricated for the movie, but the dock looks like an older permanent structure.
l.e. on 3rd April 2014 @ 8:39pm
I was chuckling to myself this morning as I was once again studying this photo. Readers here at HHR would not make very good actors and actresses.
Instead of acting, we would be pointing out what did not fit appropriately or historically into the scene.
l.e. on 4th April 2014 @ 6:53am
I agree that the hill looks pretty steep to come down without drags. Guess we will never know for sure. But these are good photos to remind us of the movie....
That canoe looks pretty phony....
Charlott on 4th April 2014 @ 7:06am
The Internet Movie Database lists four locations known for the Bend of the River movie: The Columbia River, The Sandy River, Mt. Hood and Timberline.
Note also the small print below the image on the right, which grants permission for reproduction in a newspaper or magazine, but "Any other use, including television, prohibited." That was at a time when the movie studios were still frightened that television would kill the movie industry.
Rodger on 23rd May 2014 @ 9:56pm