THE BROWN HOUSE - BERWICK'S HERITAGE MUSEUM
3326 Third St, Berwick, LA 70342
Phone: 985-384-8858 or 384-2283
Admission: FREE, donations accepted
ARTIST GUILD UNLIMITED EVERETT STREET GALLERY
201 Everett St, Morgan City, LA 70380
Hours: Wed-Fri 1 to 4 pm, Sat 11 am to 2 pm
In the MOVIES
T-Man Bailey’s store at the end of Four-Mile Bayou Road in Stephensville was blown up during the shooting of Déjà Vu, starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer and Jim Cavaziel. The waterways surrounding the road were the setting for the water chase scenes.
Tarzan of the Apes
Lake End Park represented the jungles of Africa in the first Tarzan of the Apes, a silent movie featuring Elmo Lincoln that was filmed in Morgan City in 1917.
All the King’s Men
The swamps off Highway 70 near Stephensville was used as the backdrop for Willie Stark’s campaign speech in All the King’s Men, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, KateWinslet, Patricia Clarkson and James Gandolfini. The political drama is loosely based on former Louisiana Governor Huey Long.
Willie Stark also made a campaign speech on the docks on Front Street.
Railroad Avenue in downtown Morgan City and its stores were dressed to represent the 1940s hometown of Willie Stark.
The Fire Next Time
The swampland of Stephensville was the location of the family home in the sci-fi, futuristic flick, The Fire Next Time, a story about global warming and the greenhouse effect that starred Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
Front Street area near the docks was the scene of the terrible flooding.
Scenes were also shot outside of the Morgan City Police Department.
The wharf area of Front Street was the major setting for the movie Thunder Bay, staring Jimmy Stewart in the story of the conflicts between the fishing and oil industries.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Front Street dock and the storefronts facing the seawall were the setting for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which received 13 Academy Award nominations starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The story is about a man who is born in his eighties, ages backwards and falls in love.
The Best of Me
The International Petroleum Museum & Exposition, also known as the “Mr. Charlie,” was the setting
of a scene in 2014’s The Best of Me, based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. James Marsden and
Michelle Monaghan star as a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years
when they return to visit their small hometown.
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper took a motorcycle ride through St. Mary Parish in 1969’s Easy
Rider, showcasing many iconic bridges and landscape. The LA 182 bridge traversing
the Atchafalaya River between Morgan City and Berwick is an iconic backdrop in the movie.