A little more than 40 years ago, some of the biggest names in Hollywood — including legends Kirk Douglas and Ann-Margret, and the soon-to-be-a-megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger — descended on the dusty streets of Old Tucson to film a comedy Western with the simple title, The Villain.

Directed by Hal Needham — a former stunt coordinator who had filmed here before for Cannonball Run II — this live-action-cartoon Comedy-Western featured not only the talents of many famous faces (Ruth Buzzi, Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, et al.), it also spotlighted epic scenery from the areas of Benson, Arizona; San Manuel, Arizona; Ironwood National Forest; and even Monument Valley.

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