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RKO Radio Pictures

Works: 693 works in 3,084 publications in 5 languages and 102,858 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films  Film noir  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, pmn, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by RKO Radio Pictures
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

114 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and French and held by 4,726 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 3,050 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
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curious Alice follows White Rabbit who must be late for something. She falls into a magical world, where she meets Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

28 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

76 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,233 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
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2,179 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 )

39 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,909 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,896 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 )

49 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,736 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 )

18 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harse times of the Civil war
Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

37 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 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 )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 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
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( Visual )

23 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a U.S. Calvalry captian's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876
Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

33 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,396 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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 1,366 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
Dumbo by Herman Bing( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of this landmark film's 70th anniversary, experience the daring adventures of the world's only flying elephant with a dazzling all-new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound. Includes tons of bonus features, including: a deleted scene and song; The Making of Dumbo; and The Magic of Dumbo: A Ride of Passage - a heartfelt look at Disneyland's most popular ride
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,307 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 )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,284 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
Out of the past by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

25 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 1,231 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 bishop's wife by Henry Koster( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own...and teaching nortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he has planned!"--Container
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English (591)

Spanish (7)

French (4)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Frank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeBringing up BabyKing KongTop hatThe magnificent AmbersonsLittle womenShall we danceSuspicion