The Real Bedford Falls

Produced & directed by Frank Capra and based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s story, “The Greatest Gift,” the film It’s A Wonderful Life is an essential, heartwarming, sentimental holiday classic. The film’s story centers on George Bailey, general manager of Bailey Building and Loan Company in the make-believe community of Bedford Falls. Film lovers have often contemplated where the “real” Bedford Falls might be located. The movie hints its location is somewhere in upstate New York. However, the physical similarities between Seneca Falls and Bedford Falls are striking...