15 Iconic Movies That Reused Props And Sets

It would perhaps be nice to think that props are made with love and care for each movie production. That, however, is often not how things go. Film productions are usually desperate to save a buck any way they can, which means they reuse props and sets all the time. For example:

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein used the lab from the 1931 Frankenstein.Source: 6 Sets That Were Recycled From Other Movies And Shows

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Many of Monty Python and the Life of Brian's sets and costumesSource: Mental Floss

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Star Trek used The Andy Griffith Show's set (while it was still on air). Source: 6 Sets That Were Recycled From Other Movies And Shows

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - One item links bi-Wan Kenobi and Superman.Source: Superman Homepage

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - 2011's The Muppets was filmed on a 1920s opera set.Source: 6 Sets That Were Recycled From Other Movies And Shows

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Gone With the Wind burned a bunch of classic movie sets.Source: 6 Sets That Were Recycled From Other Movies And Shows

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Blade Runner took a bunch of neon signs from a musical fantasy movie.Source: The American Cinematographer

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - A Blade Runner car ended up in Back to the Future ll.Source: BTTF.com

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - The Matrix reused stuff from 1998's Dark City.Source: 6 Sets That Were Recycled From Other Movies And Shows

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - The exact same teddy bear appears in Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October.Source: HMV

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - Les Miserables' barricade set is Harry Potter's Diagon Alley (after a makeover).Source: The Secret Life of the Movies

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - They used goomba boots from the Super Mario Bros. movie in Face Off.Source: The Daily Beast

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Iconic Movies You Didn’t Know Reused Their Props And Sets - They Live! uses Ghostbusters' PKE meter.Source: Mental Floss

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