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RKO Radio Pictures

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Works: 2,002 works in 4,788 publications in 5 languages and 101,341 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Fairy tales  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, pmn, prn, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles ( Visual )
110 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and French and held by 4,806 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
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 2,979 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
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,489 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
King Kong by Merian C Cooper ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A gaint simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes
Peter Pan by J. M Barrie ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2,208 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 )
37 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,918 WorldCat member 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
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,866 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
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of four sisters who grew up together in Massachusetts during the Civil War
Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 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 )
26 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,513 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 )
29 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and held by 1,399 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
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 1,335 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
Fort Apache by John Ford ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic portrait of the old West depicts a military martinet calvary officer whose by-the-book tactics and ignorance of the western frontier cause him to lead his men into a fatal Apache ambush
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 1,264 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
Dumbo by Ben Sharpsteen ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, who happens to be a veteran of the circus, but the newborn is soon ridiculed because of his truly gigantic ears and is dubbed "Dumbo". Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts. It is up to Dumbo's only true friend, Timothy Q. Mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential
Out of the past by Jacques Tourneur ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 1,203 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
Gunga Din by George Stevens ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier
 
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controlled identity RKO-Pathe

controlled identity RKO Teleradio Pictures

R.K.O
Radio Keith Orpheum
Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures
Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures, inc.
RKO Pathe Studios
RKO Pictures
RKO Radio pictures
RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
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English (610)
Spanish (7)
French (5)
Italian (4)
German (1)
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