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Most widely held works about RKO Radio Pictures
Most widely held works by RKO Radio Pictures
Citizen Kane ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 2,559 libraries worldwide
Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".
Citizen Kane ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
Orson Welles' controversial film, hailed as the best American film ever made, is a portrait of Charles Foster Kane, revealing America's love of power and materialism and the resultant corruption (119 min). Includes a documentary on the making of the film, hosted by Robert Osborne, and the original theatrical trailer (22 min.).
Pinocchio ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
Woodcarver Geppetto has pets Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish. He has just made a little wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Wishing upon a star before he goes to bed, Geppetto wishes that Pinocchio would become a real boy. As Geppetto sleeps, the Blue Fairy arrives and partially grants his wish. Pinocchio can come to life, but he must prove himself worthy before becoming a real boy. He will require some guidance, and Jiminy Cricket agrees to act as his conscience. After some unfortunate incidents, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble. The Blue Fairy appears. Pinocchio lies to her and his nose grows. He is forgiven, but warned not to lie again.
Alice in Wonderland ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Alice is a bored schoolgirl who yearns for a more exciting life. Things get "curiouser and curiouser" after she follows the frantic White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and has a series of surreal misadventures in the madcap world of Wonderland, where "nothing's impossible." In Wonderland, Alice meets extraordinary characters such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.
Bringing up Baby ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist.
Peter Pan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook.
King Kong ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate a strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. When Ann finds herself captured by the natives to become the bride of the mysterious Kong, the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of Kong. Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York.
Top hat ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one, the Queen, her jealous stepmother. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White as the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest. There, she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs, Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. The Queen finds Snow White and tricks her with an enchanted apple. Only the magic of true love's kiss can save her.
Little women ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war.
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition.
Swing time ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Suspicion ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Out of the past ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
Former private detective Jeff Bailey is trying to lead a quiet life, but his past comes back to haunt him and he finds himself framed for murder.
She wore a yellow ribbon ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876.
Rashomon ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1950 and 1994 in Japanese and English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened.
Cimarron ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
"A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd..." --prologue from title screens. Cimarron is a sprawling western saga, an earnest tale about empire building, and a film of its time, which viewers should keep in mind. It follows the adventures Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. by 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn"t returned.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
A bickering couple discover their marriage isn't legal, and go through the courtship process again.
Cat people ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 807 libraries worldwide
Cat People: A woman fears that an ancient curse will be transform her into a panther if aroused to passion, anger, or jealousy.
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