Mississippi Matinee an Exhibition of the State and the Silver Screen
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Introduction: Filmed in Mississippi(1)
Hollywood has visited Mississippi on numerous occasions to film. Huge crowds turned out to serve as extras for The Crisis (1917), the first feature length film shot in Mississippi. The second part of John Ford's The Horse Soldiers (1959) was shot in Mississippi, as were The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Heart of Dixie (1989), and Ode to Billy Joe (1976). Segments of Home from the Hill (1960) and Intruder in the Dust (1949) were shot on location here in Oxford.

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