Bedford Falls (Ranch)
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|The RKO Encino Ranch|
Bedford Falls was a town movie ranch based in the RKO Encino Ranch. Bedford Falls is better known as being the town where the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed was set. The ranch was sold in 1954, and the 'Encino Village' subdivision was built there with homes designed by architect Martin Stern, Jr..
Genesee Street is the main street in Bedford Falls where all of the shops are. From the film It's a Wonderful Life it is the street of which Mr. Potter's bank, the building and loan association, Mr. Gower's drug store, a saloon and the theater is.
New England Street
New England Street is where the main characters in It's a Wonderful Life live. This contains the boarding house where George Bailey lived as a child, Mary Hatch's childhood house, and the house they lived together with their children. The street is better viewed when George and Mary are singing "Buffalo Gals" and George points out the moon and tells Mary he'll throw a lasso around it and give it to her.
The railway station is viewed in the film when George and his uncle Billy are waiting for Harry Bailey to return from College and they meet Harry's newly married wife.