Yuma Prison: Part 3: Westerns Shot at the Yuma Penn

Westerns Shot at the Yuma Territorial Prison

Life in a Western Penitentiary (1914 Documentary)
– No poster or images available

The Honor System (1917)

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Notable as one of several Westerns by great Western Director Raoul Walsh


Brothers Divided (1919) – No poster or images available

The Three Musketeers (1933); starring Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton,
Ralph Bushman, and John Wayne; by Mascot Pictures

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Notable as one of John Wayne’s early films


Red River Valley (1936), starring Gene Autry, by Republic Pictures

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The Badlanders (1958), starring Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine,
by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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Ernest Borgnine and Alan Ladd


Riot (1969), starring Jim Brown and Gene Hackman

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Gene Hackman and Jim Brown


Ambush at Dark Canyon (2014)

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Coming up:
Yuma Penn: The Legend of
Bandit Queen Pearl Hart

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park: Part 2: Ghosts

Ghosts … ???

Spirits in Solitary at the Yuma Territorial Prison:

“It seems as if some of the prisoners’ sentences have extended
into their afterlife. Accounts of ghostly activity, both from staff
members and visitors, are not uncommon.
Especially from the “dark cell.””
– from Weird U.S. website:

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park - The Dark Cell

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And if you think that’s spooky check this out:

Ambush at Dark Canyon poster

A new Western entitled Ambush at Dark Canyon and ironically subtitled Death is only the beginning” has released a Trailer (below). Several scenes in the movie were shot on locationat Yuma Territorial Prison.  In one scene (shot in the Dark Cell) at the 1:15 mark, a blue orb can be plainly seen manifesting then moving across the screen, before disappearing, to the right of the actor.

Ambush at Dark Canyon - The Dark Cell


Also found this:

Haunted Moments ~Yuma Prison Arizona ~with your Host Rev Dr. Theresa Koch


Coming up:
Yuma Penn: Wesrerns Shot on Location 

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