Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS
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The River Scene, 1968
Behind the Scenes
The actual filming locations are approximately 300 yards north down the first road on the right, past the entrance gate to Gunn Park. The scenes were 50 yards west of the pump house near the dam. Scenes filmed here included when Newt, Jappy, Marcus, Skunk, and Beansy go skinny dipping. This is also the location of the scene where Captain Tuck is shot and killed by Sheriff Kirky who then pays Newt and his friends to dive into the river to retrieve Tuck’s body. This is also where Marcus is shot and killed by Sheriff Kirky in the river.
The Scene is located near the Pump House and along the Marmaton River between both dams. In Gunn Park, 1010 Parks Ave, Fort Scott
The reflection of the red pump house is seen in the river scenes in the film.
Several residents from Fort Scott were extras in the scene when they were trying to retrieve Capt. Tuck’s body from the river. Most of the extras stood along the river bank.
Neighbors and residents in the community stood near the pump house and high bluff watching the filming take place.