In the pursuit of love, Benjamin Braddock tested the patience of the gods. In The Graduate, Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) storms into a church where his beloved Elaine (Katherine Ross) is about to marry another. Just as the exit music is cued, Braddock pounds on a glass balcony window, shouting, “Elaine!” over and over and over. She finally responds by shouting Braddock’s name, and the two desperately try to escape the church. At one point, Braddock uses a large cross to fend off the mob of angry guests. The film’s now famous finale was filmed at the strikingly modernist United Methodist Church in La Verne, Calif., about 30 miles (50 km) east of Los Angeles.
"That's the Place from the Movie!"
- Baseball Field, Field of Dreams
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rocky
- Devils Tower, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Tiffany’s & Co., Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- The Stone Steps, The Exorcist
- The Trevi Fountain, La dolce vita
- Katz’s Deli, When Harry Met Sally
- Monument Valley, Stagecoach
- Wiener Riesenrad, The Third Man
- La Verne United Methodist Church, The Graduate