The RKO location ranch was located in Encino. It sported a complete western town with intersecting streets and a New York street. The Hunchback of Notre Dame set was there as well as a Hacienda set. A rail line ran through the property and was occasionally used for filming. Other sets were built as needed, such as the 4 acre sets for "It's A Wonderful Life".

The ranch property was sold in 1954.

The ranch was located approximately between Louise Avenue on the west, Balboa Blvd. on the east, Burbank Blvd. on the south, and Oxnard on the north, all in the city of Encino.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame set

Here are some photos of some of the sets on the ranch:


"The Cheyenne Kid" (Radio Pictures 1933) Directed by: Robert Hill. Cast: Tom Keene, Mary Mason, Rosco Ates, Otto Hoffman, Al Bridge, Alan Roscoe, Anderson Lawler.

"Cross Fire" (Radio 1933) Directed by: Otto Brower. Cast: Tom Keene, Betty Furness, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Phillips, Stanley Blystone, Lafe McKee, Jules Cowles, Thomas Brower, Nick Cogley, Murdock Macquarrie, Charles K. French, Kid Wagner.

"The Law West of Tombstone" (RKO 1938) Directed by: Glenn Tryon. Cast: Harry Carey, Tim Holt, Evelyn Brent, Jean Rouverol, Clarence Kolb, Allan Lane, Esther Muir, Bradley Page, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert Moya, Ward Bond, George Irvin.

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (RKO 1939) Directed by: William Dieterle. Cast: Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Maureen O'Hara, Rod La Rocque, Fritz Leiber, Elmo Lincoln, Thomas Mitchell, Edmond O'Brien, George Tobias, George Zucco,

"Racketeers of the Range" (RKO Radio 1939) Directed by: D. Ross Lederman. Cast: George O'Brien, Chill Wills, Marjorie Reynolds, Gay Seabrook, Robert Fiske, John Dilson, Monte Montague, Bud Osborne, Ben Corbett, Ray Whitley, Castus Mack, Frankie Marvin.

"Prairie Law" (RKO 1940) Directed by: David Howard. Cast: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Dick Hogan, J. Farrell MacDonald, Slim Whitaker, Cyrus W. Kendall, Paul Everton, Henry Hall, Monte Montague, Quen Ramsey.

"It's a Wonderful Life" (RKO 1946) Directed by: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Gloria Grahame, Al Bridge, Argentina Brunetti, Marian Carr, Lane Chandler, Harry V. Cheshire, Carol Coomes, Ellen Corby.

"Blood on the Moon" (RKO 1948) Directed by: Robert Wise. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston.

"Western Heritage" (RKO 1948) Directed by: Wallace A. Grissell. Cast: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Lois Andrews, Tony Barrett, Walter Reed, Harry Woods, Richard Powers, Jason Robards, Robert Bray, Perc Launders.

"Brothers in the Saddle" (RKO Radio 1949) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Steve Brodie, Virginia Cox, Carol Forman, Richard Powers, Stanley Andrews, Robert Bray, Francis McDonald, Emmett Vogan, Monte Montague.

"Riders of the Range" (RKO Radio 1949) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Jacqueline White, Reed Hadley, Robert Barrat, Robert Clarke, Tom Tyler, William Tannen.

"Stagecoach Kid" (RKO Radio 1949) Directed by: Lew Landers. Cast: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Jeff Donnell, Joe Sawyer, Thurston Hall, Carol Hughes, Robert Bray, Robert B. Williams, Kenneth MacDonald, Harry Harvey.

"Border Treasure" (RKO 1950) Directed by: George Archainbaud. Cast: Tim Holt, Jane Nigh, John Doucette, House Peters Jr., Inez Cooper, Julian Rivero, Ken MacDonald, Vince Barnett, Robert Peyton, David Leonard, Tom Monroe, Richard Martin.

"Rio Grande Patrol" (RKO Radio 1950) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: Tim Holt, Jane Nigh, Douglas Fowley, Cleo Moore, Rick Vallin, John Holland, Tom Tyler, Larry Johns, Harry Harvey, Richard Martin.

"The Thing From Another World" (RKO 1951) Directed by: Christian Nyby. Cast: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, James R. Young, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, William Self, Eduard Franz, Sally Creighton, James Arness.

"The Half-Breed" (RKO 1952) Directed by: Stuart Gilmore. Cast: Robert Young, Janis Carter, Jack Beutel, Reed Hadley.