Following Distant Drums (1951), this was the second known movie to feature the now infamous "Wilhelm Scream" (pictured at right, click the thumbnail for a larger version), but it was because of this movie that it got its name. It has since been reused in countless other films, particularly those by Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney, and others. A few titles include Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Willow, Toy Story, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. You can also read more details about the Wilhelm Scream, as well as download a video that showcases various clips of its use.

Filming Locations —

Agua Dulce, Los Angeles County: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park.

Newhall, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County: Newhall Ranch.

The Charge at Feather River (1953)
CAST: Guy Madison, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott, Vera Miles, Dick Weson, Onslow Stevens, Steve Brodie, Ron Hagerthy, Fay Roope, Neville Brand, and Ralph Brooke (Ralph Tweer) as Private Wilhelm....
WRITER: James R. Webb
PRODUCER: David Weisbart
DIRECTOR: Gordon Douglas
EDITOR: Folmar Blangsted


"The Wilhelm Scream" by Pablo Hidalgo, 24 January 2000.
"Hollywood Lost and Found: The Wilhelm Scream" by Steve Lee.

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