Having watched this great 1959 movie the other day, I decided to check out some of the scenes as the movie was filmed on location here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The scene of the murder was the Thunderbay Inn located in Big Bay, about 27 miles from Marquette, where I go to celebrate Mass most weekends. The Inn, and also St Mary's Church, feature in the movie.
I had also completed quite an energetic hike and needed some refreshment, so a visit to the Thunderbay Inn was more than a movie 'pilgrimage'.
There weren't many customers! But it was nice and friendly - went for their 'special': barbecued chicken sandwich with tomato, salad and choice of side dish. I suprised myself by getting through two tumblers of Pepsi - was pretty thirsty after the hike.
The court scene takes place in Marquette (named Iron something-or-other in the film), the courthouse being located on W. Baraga Ave, right where I am currently living. The Cathedral appears in a couple of scenes as does the old dock at the bottom of the street on Lake Superior.
It's a great movie - watch it if you haven't.