Out of the Past (1947) Filming Locations

Location #1: Driving into town


On Main Street, Bridgeport, California, United States

Location #2: Jeff Bailey’s Gas Station


At 309 Main Street, Bridgeport, California, United States

Location #3: Marny’s Cafe


258 Main Street, Bridgeport, California, United States

Location #4: Jeff near the lake


Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Location #5: Ann’s house


32 Bridge Street, Bridgeport, California, United States

9 thoughts on “Out of the Past (1947) Filming Locations

  1. Jim mcgarvey

    I gmailed response also
    House i think is same one from godfather 2
    Circular fireplace where Kirk Douglas is burning papers shows light colored stone above but right of center.
    Did not see fireplace in movie but when looking up film locations and saw different parts of house I saw fireplace
    Think it was on movie tourist ,com

  2. Jon

    Looks to me like a Vikingholm castle on Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. The original builder and owner died in 1945 and for about 10 years it changed hands until the state took it over. The stonework looks very similar and they do offer tours, although I’ve never gone on one.

  3. David Frank

    “The Lake” is actually Twin Lakes” Near Bridgeport. How can you possibly think it’s “Emerald Bay”? Look at the mountains in the background. Look how close the opposite shore is.

  4. Tom Huffman

    Does anyone know the EXACT location where the river falls scene is shot where there is an attempt on Mitchum’s life and his mute friend hooks the gunman with his rod, which causes him to fall to his death?

    All it says here is “Near Sonora Pass”

    I think this is the most iconic scene in the film.

  5. Brian Wood

    This if a fun hobby, especially if you are someone like me who is (part time) Bridgeport resident and long time lover of the Sonora Pass area. “The Falls” looks very similar to stretches of the middle fork of the Stanislaus river as it flows from Sonora pass itself west along highway 108. Check out this location — a gorge near where 108 crosses over the river https://tinyurl.com/6mdxt5md. Roughly speaking: 38.340534679530066, -119.82648161164457. This looks very similar, and definitely fits the bill for being “near Sonora Pass”. If not this exact location, my money is on this being on highway 108 between Dardanelle and Sonora Pass Summit. – Brian Wood


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