The Arizona film industry has a rich history. In the early years of production at Old Tucson Studios, west of Tucson, Arizona released several titles, from 3:10 to Huma and Rio Bravo.
Another shooting location in Mescalle, 45 miles southeast of Tucson, has featured outstanding films such as Tombstone and Tom Horn, as well as casual appearances for the Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Bonanza TV series. In addition to the set of selected films, the mines of Arizona and their history have contributed to the background and background of some great films of recent decades. Some of them include: Wolves Day Released in 1971, this low-budget film involved a group of criminals kidnapping a small western town called Wellerton (actually the newly formed Lake Havasu) and was anonymously invited to a meeting and rehearsal at a historic party.
Swansea Mining Town. Each member was offered $ 50,000 to participate, who must wear a beard as a mask and not reveal their personal stories to each other or to anyone outside the frame. They referred to each other through the numbers from one to seven given to the organizer of the operation. Starring Richard Egan as police chief and Ian Murray in the role of №1 Wolf and screenwriter, director and producer Ferde Grofe Jr., the film is a cult classic. Although shot on a low budget, it provides an engaging plot and a continuous action with a bit of satire in the final scene. Pyrotechnics and fake explosions in the film’s training scenes In 1909, Clara Consolidated Gold and Copper Mining Co., known as Clara Cohn. damaged the remains of historic buildings in Swansea, which was established as a headquarters. George Mitchell served as a superintendent of early operations in Swansea, Wales. In 1910, the construction of the Clara Consolidated 700-ton smelter was inefficient, as was the lack of rich copper ore to make a profit. The interim solution included outsourcing ore from the local mines to the consolidated Arizona Metallurgical Company’s Humboldt smelter, and obtaining sulfide ore from the Cleopatra and UVX mines in Jerome.
Depletion of ore reserves and excessive costs for surface processing equipment hindered production and by 1912 led to the bankruptcy of mining enterprises in the area. Then there were other mines and enterprises, including an electric lighting company, a car dealership, salons and restaurants. Before the fall of the city in 1924 750. Gombre Directed by Martin Ritt, Paul Newman plays John Russell, a white man who grew up in the Apache Indians. he returns to his home in Arizona to collect his heritage, including a boarding house and a gold watch. The second roles included Frederick March, Richard Boone and Diane Silento. The storyline, based on a 1961 novel by Elmor Leonard, aims to rescue Russell passengers from a group of illegal immigrants who denied any involvement with the Apache. Gombre was shot in the Santa Rita Mountains on Gunsit Pass and around the Eclipse group of copper-gold mines between the properties of Helvetia in the west and Rosemont in the east. The mineralized deposit was discovered in limestone with ferrous copper carbonate, which attracted the attention of explorers in the 19th century.
For the Eclipse patented claims, the height of mining operations was around 1900, with recorded ore samples yielding 14% copper and ½ ounces of silver per tonne. Part of the 150-foot ore tested by the Arizona Mining School yielded 24% copper. The ore was sent to the Helvetia smelter for refining. Passion for gold The ridge of the 80s in the northern United States, the legendary Lost Dutch gold mine in the Superstan Mountains, depicts actor Glenn Ford as “Dutchman” Jacob Waltz. Sylvan Simon’s 1949 film. The painting, shot in the Ritual Mountains, covers two periods, 1880 and 1940, and is based on Barry Storm’s book The Gold of God’s Lightning. Legend has it that German explorer Jakob Waltz discovered an old Spanish mine in the 1870s in the Ritual Mountains. The mine consisted of $ 20 million worth of gold discovered by the Peralta family of Mexico, who at the time had a large land grant in the region before the Mexican War. Waltz is said to have killed anyone who tried to find out what he had discovered. Some sources indicate that the Lost Dutch mine was located near the Goldfield mine on the western slopes of the Superstan Mountains. The Goldfield mine has become an important gold producer in the region.
The eternal edge Edge of Eternity is a classic noir. Stereophonic sound shot on a movie screen, characterized by widescreen panoramic images that provide a 3D image. In 1959, along with the films “Golden Road”, “Kingman” and “Otmen”, he appeared in the main scenes of the Grand Canyon in the west. It was directed by Don Siegel, who later directed such popular films as “Dirty Harry” and “Escape from Alcatraz.” Along with Colonel Wilde and Victoria Shaw’s co-star Jack Elam, the plot uncovers a series of recent killings involving illegally mined gold from a local mine sent to Mexico by a local sheriff’s deputy. The finale of the film presented the amazing scenes of the recent clash between a deputy and a criminal on a U.S. Guano cable car over the Grand Canyon, which was used commercially to transport bats from the then-active Bat Cave mine. Guano is valued as an organic fertilizer for the agricultural sector.