Can you guess which famous TV locations these movies are using?

These places showed up on the big screen but are better known from their time on the small one.


A lot of time and effort went into designing and building classic TV show sets. Ideally, they would be used for years on a successful series. But even if the show lasted several seasons, it would be a waste to just tear the structures down. Luckily, Hollywood was never short on projects and chances were good another show or movie would come along to reuse it.

That’s exactly what happened with all the locations in this quiz. Whether first built for a movie then later made famous by a TV show or first seen on the small screen before being reused on the big one, these sets were used by both film and television productions.

Can you guess which shows used the sets and locations seen in these movies?

  1. This house was built for the 1955 movie 'The Desperate Hours' then used later as the home in which sitcom?
  2. This cult horror film about incendiary insects used a slightly altered version of the set from which show?
  3. The train seen in Clint Eastwood's film 'Unforgiven' can be seen in dozens of projects including which 1960s series?
  4. The Burt Reynolds film 'The Cannonball Run' featured a stunt where a plane lands on the street of the same town used to film exterior shots for which show?
  5. The schlocky exploitation film 'Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS' blew up sets from which show?
  6. This behind-the-scenes photo from the Jerry Lewis film 'The Errand Boy' shows the backlot used as the town in which Western?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  7. The Stephen King movie 'Sleepwalkers' changed the outside of this house made famous on which show?
  8. Which TV town hosted this parade from the 1956 version of 'Around the World in 80 Days'?
  9. Ignore the 1950s spaceman from 'Zombies of the Stratosphere' and try to guess which show used the mansion behind him
     Image: The Everett Collection
  10. This is less about the set and more about an iconic piece of furniture seen in it. Which show used this chair from the Donna Reed film 'From Here to Eternity'?
     Image: The Everett Collection

Can you guess which famous TV locations these movies are using?

Your Result...

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denny 35 months ago
What was the cult horror film about insects?
rycki1138 denny 22 months ago
Bug (1975).
Mob39 35 months ago
You got 9 out of 10. Missed #9
Lacey 35 months ago
9/10 I should have gotten #6 but for some reason, I answered wrong.
Good quiz.
boogerdogger Lacey 35 months ago
Me too.
Adanor 35 months ago
Beaver's house is the ugliest thing. So wrong. Those half dormer windows stick up in the roof, and the front door is lost in a permanent shadow. That vine has to be fake, no vine grows like that, climbing up in that crazy fashion attached to the front of the house. Those bushes in the jardinières also have to be fake. If they were real, they're placed under the overhang and would have to be watered daily. Also that tree looks insipid, all trunk and branches and almost no leaves.
tootsieg 35 months ago
7/10. Fact filled quiz. Tough but interesting. Loved the info about the Peacock chair.
SashaPayneDiaz 35 months ago
9/10 Blew my ace with #6......just like Blondie7
Patty18 35 months ago
That was hard. Really made me think and when that failed I had to guess. But it was fun too to see what I remembered.
MarkRyan 35 months ago
The town scen in NO. 6 was used in almost Every western on t.v. from the 50's on. I've seen in in "Have Gen...". Wanted Dead..." "Trackdown", Bonanza"....

MarkRyan MarkRyan 35 months ago
...and in several movies like "Last Train From Gun Hill"
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