Pacific Treefrog Calling Sounds Used Wrongly In Movies

None of these comments should contain any plot spoilers but if you are spoilerphobic just look at the titles.

The "ribit, ribit" calls of the Pacific Treefrog have been used since sound was first added to movies, as the sound of nighttime, because they are the frogs you hear at night in southern California, even though they are only found west of the Rocky Mountains. When Hollywood sound recordists went outside the studios at night to record night sounds, that's what they recorded, and that's what they added later to the sound tracks of so many films. (You can hear the calls here: http://www.californiaherps.com/sounds/ptfrogsimdb.mp3) These sounds also ended up in pre-recorded sound effects collections. These are reasons why Pacific Treefgrog calls are heard in movies that are set in places where these treefrogs don't live, including Europe and India and the Caribbean. (When you hear background sounds in a movie, most of the time they were not recorded with the picture, they were added later.) Unfortunately, most film sound design is concerned with what the audience expects to hear, not with what they would really hear at a location, so with the precedent of this frog call sound mistake being established (along with other sound mistakes - the red-tailed hawk sound used for any large soaring bird, or the great horned owl used for all owls, etc.) the mistake continues today. (You can read about many other film sound cliches here: http://www.filmsound.org/cliche/.)

I'm not trying to be the sound effects police with this list; hearing these frogs calling in the wrong place doesn't ruin a movie for me at all, and it shouldn't for anybody. I just like to make lists. And I should point out that I have hundreds, maybe thousands of films that are not on this list that did not use Pacific Treefrog calls in the background, even though they could have, or because they used the calls but were set in areas of western North America where the frogs naturally occur.
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1.
Charley Varrick (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob. (111 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ Somewhere in New Mexico at night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in New Mexico. ” - satantango&cash
 
2.
Hud (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ At night in rural Texas we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
3.
The Lady Eve (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him. (94 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ During scenes at night outside a mansion somewhere in Connecticut we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Connecticut. ” - satantango&cash
 
4.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. (118 mins.)
“ At night in West Texas when a car is driving by a lake we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
5.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ In the mountains of Mexico, during scenes at night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Mexico outside of Baja California. ” - satantango&cash
 
6.
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. (88 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ During a night in Palm Beach, Florida, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Florida. ” - satantango&cash
 
7.
Witness (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Set in Amish country in Northeast of the United State. At night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling along with other frog sounds. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in that part of the country. ” - satantango&cash
 
8.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ When a bus stops in the country at night somewhere between Florida and New York we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found on the east coast. ” - satantango&cash
 
9.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Takes place in Waco Texas but several times we hear choruses of Pacific Treefrogs. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
10.
Badlands (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ We hear choruses of Pacific Treefrogs in the daytime near a river in South Dakota. Pacific Treefrogs are not found South Dakota. ” - satantango&cash
 
11.
Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ In Buenos Aires, Argentina, at night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Argentina. ” - satantango&cash
 
12.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ The film is set in Alabama. At night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Alabama. ” - satantango&cash
 
13.
Body Heat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ During a heat wave in Florida we hear lots of Pacific Treefrogs calling along with Pig frogs and other native Florida frogs. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Florida. ” - satantango&cash
 
14.
Leaves of Grass (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord. (105 mins.)
“ During the day at a lake in Oklahoma where Edward Norton is watching Keri Russel noodling for catfish, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Oklahoma. ” - satantango&cash
 
15.
Out of Sight (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
“ During a night scene at Glades prison in Florida during a prison break we hear a small chorus of Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Florida. ” - satantango&cash
 
16.
Suspicion (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
“ Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine stop outside her house at night somewhere in England and we hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in England. ” - satantango&cash
 
17.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ At the beginning of the film, at night in Indiana, when small flying saucers are being seen flying near a road, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Indiana. ” - satantango&cash
 
18.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Somewhere in the South, Everett and Delmar wake up on the banks of a stream and find only Pete's clothing spread out on the ground as if he had evaporated. A leopard frog crawls out of Pete's clothing and Delmar thinks it's Pete who has been turned into a "toad" as they continue to call it throughout the movie. As it hops into the water it makes the sound of a Pacific Treefrog. Delmar catches it and keeps it in a box until Big Dan the bible salesman Cyclops squashes the frog in his hand and throws it at a tree. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the South. Leopard frogs don't sound like Pacific Treefrogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
19.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity. (98 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ We hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs at night from the front porch and street in the town of Morgan's Creek, and outside of town, which is in an unknown state in the Midwest. At one point, the daughter tells her father she hears a siren and he tells her it's a "tree toad." Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the Midwest. ” - satantango&cash
 
20.
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs several times during night scenes at a millionaire's mansion in Paris. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in France. ” - satantango&cash
 
21.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ In the opening scene of helicopters flying at night over the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam we hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Viet Nam. ” - satantango&cash
 
22.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ During night scenes at a homestead next to a river in Wyoming we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the distance. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Wyoming. ” - satantango&cash
 
23.
Stalker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
“ The Writer and the Scientist have just snuck into the Zone with the help of the Stalker. It is morning near water when we hear a few Pacific Treefrogs calling. We hear them once again in daylight when they are farther into the Zone. I don't think we know exactly where the Zone is, but the film was made in Russia by Russians, and Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Russia. I don't know Russian frog calls either, so it's possible there is one that sounds like the PT frog, but that is unlikely. ” - satantango&cash
 
24.
Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
“ John Waye and Walter Brennan camp next to the Red River on the Texas/Oklahoma border. At night we hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs. We hear them later at night when the cattle drive gets back to the Red River and when they are camped in Oklahoma. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas or Oklahoma. ” - satantango&cash
 
25.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Somewhere in Texas, some men are sneaking up on an Indian camp at night, wading across a small body of water, and we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling, with the typical loud low-pitched one in the foreground. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. And Monument Valley is not found in Texas, either. ” - satantango&cash
 
26.
The Stranger (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Pacific Treefrogs are heard calling at night in the woods near a small town in Connecticut when a group of men are searching for a dead body and during other night scenes. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Connecticut. ” - satantango&cash
 
27.
The Big Red One (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. (113 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ At night at a forest somewhere in Czechoslovakia during the war we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Czechoslovakia. ” - satantango&cash
 
28.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ At a house somewhere in France, a maid opens a window at night and we hear the sound of a few Pacific Treefrogs for a few seconds. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in France. ” - satantango&cash
 
29.
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. (104 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ Pacific Treefrogs are heard calling at night in many scenes. The movie was filmed and probably set in New Hampshire where Pacific Treefrogs are not found. ” - satantango&cash
 
30.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ At night in the town of Hillsboro, when the preacher is giving a speech, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the background. The film is based on the Scopes Monkey trial which took place in Dayton, Tennessee, so I assume Hillsboro is in Tennessee. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Tennessee. ” - satantango&cash
 
31.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ At night on a plantation in Georgia, when Solomon goes outside to write a letter, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Georgia. ” - satantango&cash
 
32.
Frogs (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles. (91 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
“ We hear lots of Pacific Treefrogs calling near a lake in Florida. We see Cane Toads -(Rhinella marinus) calling like Pacific Treefrogs, with the calls synced to the movement of the toads' throats as they are breathing to make it look like they're calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Florida, and Cane toads do not sound like Pacific Treefrogs.
Other than that, everything else in this film is 100 percent scientifically accurate... ... ... ” - satantango&cash
 
33.
Venomous (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs... (97 mins.)
Director: Ed Raymond
“ At a backyard pond at night in the Mojave Desert we see a female bullfrog and hear the sound of a Pacific Treefrog calling, before, Spoiler Alert!, one of the genetically-mutated killer rattlesnakes gets it. ” - satantango&cash
 
34.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ This film, set mostly in the antebellum South, gets credit for using location-accurate frog calls in most places - Green Treefrogs, Cricket Frogs, Spring Peepers, etc., but they can't resist throwing in some Pacific Treefrogs too. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the South. ” - satantango&cash
 
35.
Days of Heaven (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ In the Texas panhandle we see a leopard frog from behind and we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Then we hear more PT frogs calling as we see elk feeding in a wetland. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
36.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ Pacific Treefrogs are heard at night near an isolated lake somewhere in Korea, where they are not to be found. It's possible there are frogs in Korea with a similar call, but I doubt it. ” - satantango&cash
 
37.
Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ We hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs calling loudly at night at a detective's home in the country near Tokyo, Japan. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Japan. ” - satantango&cash
 
38.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ As several people on a raft float down a river somewhere in New Mexico in daylight we hear a small chorus of Pacific Treefrogs. There are no Pacific Treefrogs in New Mexico. ” - satantango&cash
 
39.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the background in the countryside during the games. The location where the games are held is not mentioned, but it does not seem to be west of the Rocky Mountains where these frogs occur. Some people think the location is in Canada, and PT frogs do occur on the west coast of Canada, but that is doubtful since the Capital is in the Rockies, and Katniss' district is in the Appalachians. ” - satantango&cash
 
40.
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War. (137 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Gary Cooper and his family are Quakers who live on a farm in southern Indiana. At night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Indiana. ” - satantango&cash
 
41.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ This classic caper movie takes place in a "middle western" city. The city opening was shot in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the end one character is driving to Cleveland, and another to Kentucky, so the state is most likely Ohio. When a character is seen dumping a body in a large river at night, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs do not occur in Ohio. ” - satantango&cash
 
42.
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits. (99 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
“ At night, a thug jumps off a getaway truck that drove into the country from Kansas City and we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Missouri or Kansas. ” - satantango&cash
 
43.
Jezebel (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ We see Bette Davis walking through a swamp at night somewhere near New Orleans, and, in a lousy example of sound design, we hear a single Pacific Treefrog Calling and repeated again and again. After a series of calls, there is an unnatural sound as if the frog was cut off in mid call, making it obvious that the sound effect was looped. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Louisiana. ” - satantango&cash
 
44.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
“ At night in Paris Emile Zola runs down stairs after a woman who jumped into the Seine. We hear Pacific Treefrogs in the background when he talks to a homeless man. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in France. ” - satantango&cash
 
45.
Wanda (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life... (102 mins.)
Director: Barbara Loden
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in Pennsylvania where Pacific Treefrogs are not found. ” - satantango&cash
 
46.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. (384 mins.)
“ We hear Pacific Treefrog calling sounds at night outside a saloon in Lonesome Dove in south Texas, and also at night somewhere in east Texas. Pacific Treefrogs are not found anywhere in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
47.
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s. (90 mins.)
“ We hear bullfrogs and Pacific Treefrogs calling from an Arkansas swamp. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Arkansas. ” - satantango&cash
 
48.
You Only Live Once (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Henry Fonda and his new wife are honeymooning outside their hotel room at night somewhere in a rural area outside a big city. We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling, but when we see several frogs, which are supposed to be the ones we hear calling, we see American Bullfrogs, not Pacific Treefrogs. We don't know exactly where the couple is staying, but they must be somewhere on the east coast where Pacific Treefrogs do not occur, because they had the option to get on a boat to Havana and they were trying to cross the Canadian border. The only other possible place is Washington State, but it's very unlikely they could catch a boat to Cuba from there in 1936. At any rate, bullfrogs do not sound anything like Pacific Treefrogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
49.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
“ In Mexico, we see a large Ranid frog hopping and we hear it making the sound of the Pacific Treefrog. At a circus street performance depicting the conquest of Mexico using horned lizards dressed as Aztecs and Cane toads dressed as conquistadors and monks, a man holds up a Cane Toad dressed as a monk and it makes the sound of a Pacific Treefrog. In Mexico, Pacific Treefrogs are only found in Baja California, where this film does not take place, and Cane toads sound nothing like Pacific Treefrogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
50.
Live and Let Die (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling on the Caribbean island of San Monique After James Bond hang glides from a boat to the top of a cliff and a few times after that. We also hear them calling in Louisiana. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the Caribbean or in Louisiana. ” - satantango&cash
 
51.
Monkey Business (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ Harpo keeps a frog under his hat which makes the sound of a Pacific Treefrog but it's a different species of frog that sounds nothing like a Pacific Treefrog. ” - satantango&cash
 
52.
Holes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ At the top of a mountain called God's Thumb in Texas there is a pond where we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
53.
Nightmare Alley (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall. (110 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ The film takes place in Chicago and at carnivals in the area. In one scene we see several vagrants drinking alcohol below a wooden railroad bridge and hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the background. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the midwest. ” - satantango&cash
 
54.
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot. (126 mins.)
“ One evening in a town not too far from an Arizona territorial prison, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are only found in a very small area of Arizona near the Colorado River, so this use of their sounds is most likely inappropriate. ” - satantango&cash
 
55.
Isle of the Snake People (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies. (90 mins.)
“ On a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night throughout the movie. Pacific Treefrogs are not found on remote islands in the middle of the Pacific. ” - satantango&cash
 
56.
The Big Doll House (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
“ At the prison gate at night in the Phillipines we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the Phillipines. ” - satantango&cash
 
57.
Nevada Smith (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A naive half-Indian, half-white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ At a campfire at night we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. The film was made in The Eastern Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, but the location was supposed to be a mining area in Texas or maybe Oklahoma, somewhere near where the Native American Kiowa people lived. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in that area. ” - satantango&cash
 
58.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling several times at night in the fictional town of North Carthage, Missouri, and at a house on a lake, which had to be fairly close to Missouri. Pacific Treefrogs are not found anywhere near Missouri. ” - satantango&cash
 
59.
The Deadly Companions (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. (93 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ When the main characters in the movie are camped at night next to a body of water somewhere in Apache country, most likely Arizona where it was filmed, we hear one or two Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found anywhere in Apache country. ” - satantango&cash
 
60.
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her. (99 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ During night scenes at a wishing well and a honeymoon hotel in Mexico we hear a distant chorus of Pacific Treefrogs. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Mexico, except for Baja California. ” - satantango&cash
 
61.
Band of the Hand (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics. (109 mins.)
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in the Florida Everglades. Pacific Treefrogs are not found anywhere in Florida. ” - satantango&cash
 
62.
Telefon (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Russian officer is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night outside a bar in a fictional town named Halderville which is supposed to be somewhere in the Texas countryside. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
63.
The Song of Songs (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street... (90 mins.)
“ When Dietrich and her boyfriend stop at a lake which is supposed to be near Berlin, we hear some single warm-up chirps of Pacific Treefrogs that were probably natural background sounds at the California location that were recorded with the dialogue because they are few and inconsistent. Regardless of how the sounds got into the movie, Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Germany. ” - satantango&cash
 
64.
Body and Soul (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight... (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ This great boxing film opens with Pacific Treefrogs calling at night at a boxer's outdoor training ring a short drive outside of New York City. Pacific Treefrogs are not found within at least a thousand miles of New York City. ” - satantango&cash
 
65.
The Yearling (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves? (128 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at a swamp in Florida and at the family cabin. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Florida. ” - satantango&cash
 
66.
Women in Cages (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action. (81 mins.)
Director: Gerry de Leon
“ We hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs at night outside a prison in the Phillipines. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in the Phillipines. ” - satantango&cash
 
67.
Maverick (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Next to a stream at night somewhere in the west less than 4 days ride from St. Louis, we hear PT frogs calling. This location is surely outside the range of the Pacific Treefrog. ” - satantango&cash
 
68.
Fort Apache (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe. (125 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ At night at Fort Apache in Apache territory in Arizona Territories we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in that area. ” - satantango&cash
 
69.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling several times when two convicts are travelling at night through a swampy area somewhere in the South. Pacific Treefrogs are not found anywhere in the South.
(The exact location is not mentioned, and the film was shot on location in Calfornia, but by the accents of the characters and the mentions of shipping turpentine north and the depiction of a turpentine camp, the location is somewhere in the South, where turpentine was distilled from tree resin.) ” - satantango&cash
 
70.
The Great Santini (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot. (115 mins.)
“ When a boy jumps into the water to escape some angry bees at night in South Carolina, we hear a chorus of Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in South Carolina. ” - satantango&cash
 
71.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... (115 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ When Union cavalry soldiers descend into a swamp in Mississippi, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling along with many other exaggerated sound effects. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Mississippi. ” - satantango&cash
 
72.
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened. (77 mins.)
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in South America. Pacific Treefrogs are only found in western North America. ” - satantango&cash
 
73.
Hang 'Em High (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ The movie is set in Oklahoma where there are no Pacific Treefrogs, but we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in two scenes. ” - satantango&cash
 
74.
Swamp Women (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Pacific Treefrogs call for most of the movie as 4 escaped female convicts boat through a Louisiana swamp, where Pacific Treefrogs are not found. ” - satantango&cash
 
75.
Duel in the Sun (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad. (129 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the evening at a swimming hole in Texas. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Texas. ” - satantango&cash
 
76.
The Train Robbers (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh. (92 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
77.
Back to Bataan (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
78.
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Stuart Millar
 
79.
Congo (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong. (109 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
80.
Perils of Pauline (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc that has the formula for a deadly gas engraved on it. An evil doctor and his gang are also looking for it. (231 mins.)
Director: Ray Taylor
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the African Jungle, thousands of miles from where they are found. ” - satantango&cash
 
81.
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in several scenes which take place in Chiricahua Apache country in Arizona where there are no Pacific Treefrogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
82.
The Tall Texan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of travelers in the Southwest band together to search for gold on Indian burial grounds. Convict Ben Trask attempts to maintain order within the group as they are faced with greed and danger. (84 mins.)
Director: Elmo Williams
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in several scenes by a creek in New Mexico where there are no Pacific Trefrogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
83.
Ride Lonesome (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling by a river at night somewhere in Arizona where they don't occur.
(They are so faint in the background that it's possible they were actually calling in the background when the dialogue was recorded on the set since the film was made in the Owens Valley.) ” - satantango&cash
 
84.
The Reptile (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation. (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in the UK where they are not found. ” - satantango&cash
 
85.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped. (101 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ After dark at a castle on a lake in a country somewhere in Europe, we hear Pacific Treefrogs calling. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Europe. ” - satantango&cash
 
86.
The Alligator People (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. (74 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night several times from a swamp in Louisiana. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in Louisiana. ” - satantango&cash
 
87.
Shalako (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Shalako, the hunter and tracker, has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night somewhere on an Apache reservation in New Mexico. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in New Mexico. ” - satantango&cash
 
88.
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades. (93 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in the Everglades, thousands of miles from where they are found. ” - satantango&cash
 
89.
Chandu the Magician (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi. (71 mins.)
“ We hear Pacific Treegfrogs calling at night from the Nile river in Egypt which is several thousand miles east of their range. ” - satantango&cash
 
90.
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr... (68 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night somewhere in China, but they are only found all the way on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. ” - satantango&cash
 
91.
The Southerner (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them. (92 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the evening somewhere in the cotton growing region of the South, far from where Pacific Treefrogs are found. ” - satantango&cash
 
92.
Born to the West (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner? (59 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in Wyoming. There are no Pacific Treefrogs in Wyoming. ” - satantango&cash
 
93.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur. (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at night in India, halfway around the world from where they occur. ” - satantango&cash
 
94.
Red Dust (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees. (83 mins.)
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling at Clark Gable's rubber plantation in southern Vietnam which is the wrong side of the Pacific Ocean for the frogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
95.
The Frisco Kid (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws. (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ We hear Pacific Treefrogs calling in the daytime when Gene Wilder crosses a creek somewhere between Pennsylvania and Ohio, far from the native range of these frogs. ” - satantango&cash
 
96.
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women. (91 mins.)
“ Pacific Treefrogs call at night somewhere in Africa thousands of miles from where they are found. ” - satantango&cash
 
97.
Hot Saturday (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer. (73 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
“ Pacific Treefrogs call at night from a lake in Ohio where they are not found. The location of the lake in the story is never specifically mentioned (Lake Arrowhead in California is the actual location) but the marriage license we see on screen shows that the female protagonist lives in Cottonwood Grove, Ohio. (The opening of the film calls the town Marysville.) ” - satantango&cash
 
98.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. (98 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Pacific Treefrogs call at night in Haiti, thousands of miles from their natural range. ” - satantango&cash
 
99.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss... (95 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ In a fountain in the lobby of a luxury hotel at Lake Waxapahachie NH we see a bullfrog that makes the call of a Pacific Treefrog. Pacific Treefrogs are not found in New Hampshire and the call of the bullfrog sounds nothing like the call of the Pacific Treefrog. ” - satantango&cash
 
100.
Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
The owner of a plantation in the jungle marries a beautiful woman. Shortly afterward, he is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla. (70 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
“ Pacific Treefrogs are calling throughout the movie which takes place somewhere in the Amazon - where there are hundreds of species of frogs, maybe thousands, but no Pacific Treefrogs. ” - satantango&cash