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Did the Bedford Falls Main Street set turn up in any other movie?


FredCDobbs
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It is interesting to me that Frank Capra constructed the long Main Street section of downtown Bedford Falls at some rural movie ranch, for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. That seems like a very expensive project.

 

Does anyone know if this Main Street set turn up in any other movies?

 

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IMDB lists the Bedford Falls town set at the RKO ranch in Encino, California. That's in the San Fernando Valley, just north over the Hollywood Hills from Los Angeles proper. The area is now a flood control basin with parks and golf courses. In Mapquest, enter: {font:arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif}5600 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316, and you will see the area.{font}

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The basic structures were used in many films. But the specifics of the facades (window lettering, signs, sign posts, adornments etc. were altered for each film. And the tree line down the center of Genesee Street was installed specifically for IAWL.

 

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