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Connections between "Falcon Crest" and Other Productions
(revised 01/10/2022)
LORIMAR sometimes used standing sets specifically built for "Falcon Crest" for other productions to trim down their production cost.
While sets from other productions used on "Falcon Crest" are listed under the respective episode in the Behind the Scenes section of this website, this paragraph gives an overview of "Falcon Crest" sets utilized on other shows.
The following exterior sets from "Falcon Crest" were used in other shows:
Falcon Crest Spring House:
The Spring House Jason had built for Emma on the grounds of Falcon Crest was an exterior set specifically created for "Falcon Crest" on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (nowadays WARNER BROS. STUDIOS). It was located in the lagoon area on the dirt road that led to the well known Walton House from LORIMAR's TV series "The Waltons". "Falcon Crest" used the Spring House for seasons 1 through 3 until it burnt down in # 067, which was actually a controlled fire on the backlot. The Spring House had practical interiors, so it was filmable inside.
This set was borrowed by "Flamingo Road":
LORIMAR used it in a short scene as the voodoo priestess Julia's cabin in "The Harder They Fall" (# 36 <2.21>; original U.S. airdate: 04/27/1982, NBC). The exteriors were redressed for that purpose, particularly with greenery that created a look that was typical of Florida. The wide angle shot was obscured with artificial fog (screen capture 1) in order to avoid instant identification. Identical areas are color-coded: chimney — yellow; front window — green; door — blue; fireplace from native stone — red.
The very short segment inside shows that the wall and the fireplace from native stone are identical. The set's identity was somewhat obscured, however, by the use of an abundance of props (candles in particular).