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RKO Radio Pictures

Overview
Works: 2,530 works in 6,349 publications in 5 languages and 111,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Animated films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, pmn, fmd, Sponsor, Performer, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by RKO Radio Pictures
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

143 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,399 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 )

103 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure story of the giant ape King Kong, discovered on Skull Island, his voyage to New York and his fatal attraction to a young woman, leading to death and destruction as he pursues her
Pinocchio by Ted Sears( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,785 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 )

47 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,540 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( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,484 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 )

28 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No film in history has captured the world's imagination like Walt Disney's first full-length animated masterpiece. 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
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,968 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 )

47 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken identity plot, in which Rogers assumes that Astaire is already married, and is alternatively charmed and repelled by his advances
Alice in Wonderland( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,669 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 1,593 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 Katharine Hepburn( Visual )

39 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 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 )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,433 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
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

47 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,410 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 1,389 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
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,362 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 )

41 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-time private investigator walks the straight and narrow of small-town life until an acquaintance from his past pulls him back into the troubles he'd left behind
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

36 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,226 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 )

31 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

53 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin
 
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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 womenSuspicionShall We Dance
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controlled identityRKO Distributing Corp.

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Radio Keith Orpheum

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Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures, inc.

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RKO Pictures Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

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RKO Pictures International.

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English (871)

Spanish (7)

French (6)

Italian (2)

German (1)