List of films and TV series set in Santa Catalina Island, California
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This is a List of films and TV series set in Santa Catalina Island, California. It covers topical settings and storyline subjects set in or around Santa Catalina Island. Included are individual episodes of TV series.
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- Man's Genesis – 1912 film by director D.W. Griffith was one of the first films to be located on Catalina Island.
- The 1920 silent film Terror Island, starring Harry Houdini and directed by James Cruze, was filmed on Catalina Island.
- The 1921 silent film Leap Year, starring Roscoe Arbuckle, also co-directed by James Cruze, was partially filmed on Catalina Island.
- The 1924 silent comedy film The Navigator, directed by and starring Buster Keaton, was filmed over a 10 week period in Avalon Bay on Catalina Island.
- Island of Lost Souls (1932) Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi
- Rain – 1932 film
- Treasure Island – 1934 film
- Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Charles Laughton, Clark Gable 
- The 1935 movie Murder on a Honeymoon, starring Edna May Oliver as Hildegarde Withers, takes place on Catalina Island.
- In 1935, the short film Pirate Party on Catalina Isle featured a pirate-themed variety show set on the island.
- Captain Blood – 1935 film
- Captain Calamity (1936)
- Captains Courageous – 1937 film
- Isle of Destiny (1939)
- Several scenes in the 1966 romantic comedy film The Glass Bottom Boat, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor, were filmed in and around Avalon and Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island.
- The 1967 teen comedy film Catalina Caper, starring Tommy Kirk, was filmed on Santa Catalina Island. This movie was later featured in episode 204 of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Some of "Summer Children" (1965), a neo noir film directed by James Bruner, was filmed in Avalon.
- The Night of the Squid (16 January 1970), a documentary by Jacques Cousteau, was filmed in front of the Casino.
- Bless the Beasts and Children (1971); starring Bill Mumy: parts filmed east of the Isthmus, includes Catalina's "buffalos" (bison) and some locals.
- Several scenes from the 1974 film Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, were filmed on Catalina, including one showing the Casino.
- The 1994 film Sherlock: Undercover Dog was both set and filmed on the island.
- The closing sequence of the 1997 film Suicide Kings, starring Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, and Henry Thomas is a sequence of aerial shots from various parts of Catalina Island. A long flying pan out the western harbor of the Two Harbors isthmus starts the sequence.
- Portions of the 1998 film Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, starring Sean Hayes and Brad Rowe, utilize the Catalina ferry terminal in San Pedro, California as well as locations on Catalina Island, including Avalon Harbor and the Casino building. The film also closes with a song titled Love Slave of Catalina.
- A 3 part episode during Season Six of the TV series Growing Pains where the story was set in Europe, was filmed on the island. In at least one episode, the Casino can be seen in the distance.
- The 2003 movie Aquanoids was filmed almost exclusively on the island. In the movie, Avalon was referred to as "Babylon Bay" and the island as "Santa Clara."
- The 2006 TV comedy Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door, featuring Crystal Allen, Ken Marino and Patrick Duffy takes place on Catalina Island.
- The ending to the 2008 film Step Brothers is supposed to be a wine mixer on the island of Catalina but was actually filmed at the Trump National Golf Course.
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- A 1962 episode of Route 66 called "There I am - There I always am" starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and Joanna Moore was filmed at various locations on Catalina, including Avalon and Little Harbor. Filming took place between March 26 and April 1, 1962.
- A 1972 episode of Cannon called "The Island Caper", starring William Conrad, Keenan Wynn, was filmed on Catalina, showing various parts of Avalon including the Casino.
- A 1976 episode of Quincy, M.E. called "Hot Ice, Cold Heart", starring Jack Klugman, Robert Alda and Lynnette Mettey, were filmed on Catalina, showing various parts of the Avalon Harbor and parts of Avalon.
- Catalina was one of the settings for the 1977 CBS TV series Code R.
- In 1984, Catalina and the Avalon Casino were the filming locations for the Airwolf episode titled "Sins of the Past", though the island was given a fictional name.
- In 1989, actor Chad Allen is seen visiting Santa Catalina Island in the promotional video The Real Chad Allen. Allen is seen visiting Avalon there and also snorkeling off the coast in the vicinity of a sunken ship.
- In 1993, the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful filmed on Catalina for several episodes, most notably at The Inn on Mount Ada.
- In 2002, the TV show Endurance was filmed on Parson's Beach, near the west end of the island.
- In an episode from the first season of the Fox series Arrested Development titled "Staff Infection", employees of the Bluth Company get lost on Catalina Island, and are found and transported by a sheep herder in his animal trailer.
- In the MTV reality series Daddy's Girls, Angela and Vanessa decide to spy on their friend, Alycia. As pay back for them spying, their cousin Jessica lies and tells them that Alycia went to Catalina, leading Angela and Vanessa to spend hours searching the island.
- The 2008 classic Step Brothers final scene was set in Catalina leading to the classic line "the f*&king Catalina Wine Mixer"
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