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RKO Radio Pictures

Overview
Works: 2,393 works in 5,838 publications in 5 languages and 108,785 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Animated films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  History 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, pmn, fmd, prn, Defendant, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about RKO Radio Pictures
 
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Most widely held works by RKO Radio Pictures
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

129 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 4,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

95 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,936 WorldCat member 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
Pinocchio( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,791 WorldCat member 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
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

43 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Albert Hackett( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,381 WorldCat member 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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney( Visual )

21 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the old fairy tale, a jealous queen attempts to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home. The queen changes into a witch and tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple which puts her into an everlasting sleep, until a prince finds her in a glass coffin and awakens her with Love's First Kiss
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fantastical film begins when the hero of Wendy, John and Michael's bedtime stories--Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up-- returns to the nursery and invites them on a magical journey to Never Land. With the help of Tinker Bell, his feisty sidekick, a dazzling shower of pixie dust and some happy thoughts, Peter teaches them to fly. Off they soar to an enchanted island filled with wonder and adventure. Before they know it, they're knee-deep in a high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter's arch enemy, Captain Hook--whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile"--Container
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

42 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical in which the path of true love is roughened by mistaken identities
Alice in Wonderland( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member 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
Dumbo by Herman Bing( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame with the help of his clever best friend Timothy Q. Mouse
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

33 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member 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
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( Visual )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

44 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
Swing Time by George Stevens( Visual )

28 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member 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 by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

42 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,415 WorldCat member 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
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

31 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
Out of the past by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

32 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member 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
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores
Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working undercover for the U.S. government in Rio, the daughter of a convicted Nazi traitor marries a ruthless Nazi spy, but then begins a love affair with her American contact. Torn between passion and patriotism, they must sacrifice their feelings or risk destruction
Gunga Din by George Stevens( Visual )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three English soldier comrades battle the punjabs in India while accompanied by their lowly water-bearer Gunga Din, who longs to be a fighter himself
 
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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
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King KongBringing up BabyFrank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeSnow White and the Seven DwarfsTop HatLittle womenShall We DanceSuspicion
Alternative Names

controlled identityRKO-Pathe

controlled identityRKO Teleradio Pictures

R.K.O

Radio Keith Orpheum

Radio Keith Orpheum radio pictures

Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures, inc.

Radio pictures

RKO

RKO Pathe Studios

RKO Pictures

RKO Pictures amerykańska wytwórnia filmowa

RKO Pictures compañia cinematografica.

RKO Pictures entreprise américaine

RKO Pictures Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

RKO Pictures International.

RKO Radio pictures

RKO Radio Pictures, inc.

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Languages
English (769)

Spanish (10)

French (5)

Italian (3)

German (1)