Grand Junction Movie Photos from the ‘Devil’s Doorway’
Have you ever seen the movie "Devil's Doorway"? Me neither. Did you know it was filmed in Western Colorado? Check out these Robert Grant photos from the filming of the movie.
In this case, I'm talking about the 1950 MGM film "Devil's Doorway." It starred Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, and James Mitchell.
According to IMDb, the film was shot on location in Colorado in both Grand Junction and Aspen.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel photographer Bob Grant stopped by the set in September 1949 to shoot these photos.
This movie should not be confused with the 2018 film "The Devil's Doorway." That found-footage horror film was set in Ireland in October 1960. What's a found-footage film? According to Wikipedia, it's "a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time, off-camera commentary."
When it comes to the 1950 film, "Devil's Doorway," I regret having to say I've never seen it. Until I found these photos, I had no idea it was filmed here. The movie is available on DVD and some streaming services. Amazon has it available for less than $12. There you go, your next movie night all planned out. Make a point to watch this film shot on location in Western Colorado.