20th Century Fox Ranch

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This movie ranch is now known as Malibu Creek State Park, and has been open to the public since 1976, after the State of California bought the property from Fox in 1974.
Fox bought the park, along with some adjoining properties, in 1946 after using the area for filming How Green Was My Valley in 1941.
The ranch was used for many movies and TV shows. It was the permanent base for the exteriors for M*A*S*H, and was used in the Planet of the Apes movies.
For a time, there was a vehicle used in the filming of M*A*S*H still at the park, although it’s been damaged over the years.
The lake in the park is named Century Lake after it’s former owners.

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Productions shot at Fox Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park


Feature Film (26)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Pleasantville1998Gary RossIMDB Database page about Pleasantville
Parking lot
The Towering Inferno1974John GuillerminIMDB Database page about The Towering Inferno
Miniature special effects sequences were shot on the Fox Ranch.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes1973J. Lee ThompsonIMDB Database page about Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Richard Fleischer, Kinji FukasakuIMDB Database page about Tora! Tora! Tora!
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969George Roy HillIMDB Database page about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Che!1969Richard FleischerIMDB Database page about Che!
Planet of the Apes1968Franklin J. SchaffnerIMDB Database page about Planet of the Apes
Doctor Dolittle1967Richard FleischerIMDB Database page about Doctor Dolittle
The Chase1966Arthur PennIMDB Database page about The Chase
Texas
The Sand Pebbles1966Robert WiseIMDB Database page about The Sand Pebbles
War zone
Posse From Hell1961Herbert ColemanIMDB Database page about Posse From Hell
The Second Time Around1961Vincent ShermanIMDB Database page about The Second Time Around
One Foot In Hell1960James B. ClarkIMDB Database page about One Foot In Hell
Love Me Tender1956Robert D. WebbIMDB Database page about Love Me Tender
The Proud Ones1956Robert D. WebbIMDB Database page about The Proud Ones
Broken Lance1954Edward DmytrykIMDB Database page about Broken Lance
Viva Zapata!1952Elia KazanIMDB Database page about Viva Zapata!
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House1948H.C. PotterIMDB Database page about Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
The Administration Building at the Fox Ranch was used as the Blandings' house.
A Walk In The Sun1945Lewis MilestoneIMDB Database page about A Walk In The Sun
The Moon Is Down1943Irving PichelIMDB Database page about The Moon Is Down
Brigham Young1940Henry HathawayIMDB Database page about Brigham Young
First use of the Ranch by 20th Century Fox
Full Confession1939John FarrowIMDB Database page about Full Confession
Tarzan Finds A Son1939Richard ThorpeIMDB Database page about Tarzan Finds A Son
Blockade1938William DieterleIMDB Database page about Blockade
Tarzan's Revenge1938D. Ross LedermanIMDB Database page about Tarzan
Tarzan Escapes1936Richard ThorpeIMDB Database page about Tarzan Escapes

TV Series (6)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
M*A*S*H / MASH1972-1983IMDB Database page about M*A*S*H / MASH
The Rookies1972-1976Rita LakinIMDB Database page about The Rookies
Custer1967Samuel A. Peeples, David WeisbartIMDB Database page about Custer
The Rifleman1958-1963IMDB Database page about The Rifleman
Broken Arrow1956-1960IMDB Database page about Broken Arrow
My Friend Flicka1955-1958IMDB Database page about My Friend Flicka

TV Movie (1)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Timestalkers1987Michael SchultzIMDB Database page about Timestalkers

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