Wonder Valley was shot in shading over a six-week time frame in late 1951 in Cave Springs and Springdale. It featured Gloria Jean, Lance Devro, John Fontaine and Walter Kingsford. It additionally incorporated a cameo by Arkansas Gov. Sid McMath, playing himself.
At the point when jars of the last known reels of 35mm film of Wonder Valley were opened in 2005, it was as though the pictures had blurred off the film.
“When we opened the jars, the film was seriously deteriorated,” said Jan MacGillivray, a biographer of Gloria Jean. “The pictures on the emulsion were absolutely indecipherable. It was disastrous, however we never say never, in light of the fact that movies turn up in the most bizarre spots.”