When you think of the Michigan film industry today, you may often associate it with the Michigan film incentives. But the movie and film industry has been a part of Michigan's history long before the recent movie production tax breaks. For the official history of motion picture production in the State of Michigan we would have to go back to the beginning of the Post–World War II baby boom Beginning with This Time for Keeps, starring Esther Williams and (Jimmy Durante) in 1946, followed by Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick in 1959, some over 300 movies have been filmed in part or in whole since then. In fact, the Michigan Film Office website contains a list of 319, filmed in Michigan titles And the list keeps growing at a record pace!
Here then is a look at some of the filmed in Michigan movies which are part of that growing list.