The Claycord Online Museum – Filmed in Claycord, “The Wild Ride” with Jack Nicholson

December 2, 2019 21:32 pm · 7 comments

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In 1959, Jack Nicholson filed a movie called “The Wild Ride” in parts of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Walnut Creek & Pleasant Hill.

Check out the screenshots from the film (above) for some very recognizable views from around Contra Costa County in 1959!

Also, you can watch a 9-minute clip from the movie, which is also located above, just under the pictures.

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!

Click on the tag below titled “Claycord Online Museum” to view other items!

Dawg December 2, 2019 at 10:34 PM

Another movie that was filmed locally is Love Concord. Made in 2012 and filmed in Concord and Martinez, it’s a comedy and has a rating of 8.2 stars out of 10. There are some movie websites that have it for free, but if it can’t be found, Amazon has it to rent for $1.99 and $7.99 to buy. It’s not a bad movie and worth checking out.

Doh December 2, 2019 at 11:38 PM

Sometime in the early nineties Concord was named “Most Romantic” city due to our restaurants and trails for romani9c walks. It’s only right 2 decade later “Love Concord” was filmed here. 😉

Joe December 3, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Really way-out movie. Actually it’s pretty bad, but the dialogue is hilarious. And the shots in Clayton and the drag race on Pine Hollow are pretty fun.

Lars Anderson December 3, 2019 at 8:28 AM

The movie was directed by the late Harvey Berman, who was longtiime drama instructor at Diablo Valley College. I talked to Berman in the cafateria one time when I was student at DVC.I was working at cafeteria and I asked him if he had taught Katherine Ross, the actress who stared in the Graduate with Dustin Hoffman – she attended DVC for one year -and he said no he hadn’t. He one upped me by telling me he had directed Jack Nicholson, which was true I later learned. I read a Nicholson bio several years ago and they go into Berman making this film with a young Jack Nicholson. Thanks for puting this on, and the photo of Chubby Hubbell’s.

Ricardoh December 3, 2019 at 8:35 AM

In the movie “The Irishman” Walnut Creek is mentioned once.

Ricardoh December 3, 2019 at 9:06 AM

I just read in Sf Gate the connection of the gangsters to Walnut Creek. Sf Gate is a free site easy to google.

WC Resident December 3, 2019 at 5:07 PM

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