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The popular series “Ratched” features iconic spots on Mount Saint Mary’s campuses

November 3, 2020

The 1940s-era suspenseful drama about Nurse Ratched, the iconic character from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” features locations from both Chalon and Doheny’s Campuses as part of the Netflix series’ fifth episode, produced by Ryan Murphy.

The scene featuring the majestic Pompeian room at the Doheny Mansion was filmed in June 2019.
The scene featuring the majestic Pompeian room at the Doheny Mansion was filmed in June 2019.

Specifically, The Circle at Chalon Campus and the Pompeian room in the Doheny Mansion are showcased in an episode featuring actors Sophie Okonedo and Sharon Stone alongside the series lead Sarah Paulson.  

Many students and members of the Mount community have shared their excitement on social media about seeing their beloved campuses featured in “Ratched,” which rocketed to #1 on Netflix the weekend of its release. “I immediately squealed with delight, ‘There's the Mount; there's my school!’ It was wonderful to see how beautiful things looked. I kept rewinding the episode to keep looking at the campus,” says Valerie Krause ’90, ’04 MA.

Mount Saint Mary’s provides unique locations for filming projects and is a popular site for feature films, television series, commercials and still-photograph advertising. “Princess Diaries,” “Spiderman 3,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Mad Men,” “The Notebook,” “House,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Mad Men,” “Modern Family,” “The Mentalist” and “The Good Place” are just a few of the features and shows that have been filmed at the Mount’s iconic landmarks. For a complete list of film credits, click here.