WorldCat Identities

RKO Pictures

Overview
Works: 316 works in 565 publications in 4 languages and 14,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about RKO Pictures
 
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Most widely held works by RKO Pictures
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fifteen-foot-tall Central African gorilla is brought to America to save him from poachers. But his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past
Are we done yet? ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now married to Suzanne, Nick buys a suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper," he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contractor, Nick's suburban dream soon becomes a nightmare
A late quartet by Philip Seymour Hoffman( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After twenty-five years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist may soon be forced to retire. Competing egos, harbored resentment, and irrepressible lust threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music and their lives
Beyond a reasonable doubt by Guthrie CSD( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Hunter is a high profile laywer who has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the the corrupt D.A. in the act
Plenty by David Hare( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Traherne is a former World War II French Resistance fighter who returns to her home in post-war Britain haunted by her experiences in occupied France. She finds that she is having trouble fitting back into formal British society after the war
The day the universe changed by James Burke( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of ten programs offering exciting overviews of turning points in Western Civilization's understanding of the universe. Each program examines how a fundamental shift in understanding in one area of knowledge led to a complete revision over the years of our ideas about what is true. Professor James Burke draws provocative connections between the development of new knowledge and subsequent revolutions in Western thought
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clutching ever-present rosary beads, shifting uncomfortably within the hairshirt he wears as continual penance--and always eyeing the women as they pass--Tartuffe, Moliére's master of unctuous evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy. Posing as a holy man, the wily Tartuffe entrances Orgon, a credulous well-to-do merchant, bent on bestowing his worldly goods, social position, and nubile daughter on the perfidious fraud. Tartuffe delights in accepting it all--and also arranges a little depraved dalliance with Orgon's young wife, Elmire
The Best little whorehouse in Texas by Colin Higgins( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheriff and a proprietess join together not only in romance, but to fight a big city TV crusader in his efforts to expose the Chicken Ranch to public scandal, and thus close it down
The gin game ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bittersweet comedy that follows the relationship that develops between nursing home residents Fonsia Dorsey and Weller Martin during a series of gin games. As the games progress, their ailments, misfortunes, and losses are exposed in funny, honest, and increasingly heated moments, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns into a battle of wills
Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social climber Alice tries to push her clodhopper family to the background and assumes airs to win the love of an amiable, wealthy young man
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An animated musical version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures
Shade ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three small-time grifters devise a plan to beat the Dean, the ultimate card mechanic, in this film centered around L.A.'s underground gambling scene
The border by Tony Richardson( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A border guard faces corruption in his department when the infant of a poor Mexican girl is kidnapped
Science revises the heavens ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with advances made during the Scientific Revolution, including Copernicus's explanation that the heavens do not revolve around the earth, Galileo's exploration of the acceleration of falling objects, and Newton's theories, and examines the bitter conflict that these ideas caused within the Catholic Church
Streets of fire by Walter Hill( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock, kidnap diva Ellen Aim. Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling, McCoy. Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish, the trio plunge headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars and deadly assassins. --
Darwin's revolution by James Burke( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how Darwin's writings undermined the concept of an orderly, unchanging universe and with it the belief in the biblical theory of creation. Also considers how aspects of Darwinism were used to political and economic advantage to justify nazism, robber baron style capitalism, and communism
The Factory and marketplace revolution by James Burke( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the origins of the Industrial Revolution and the resulting growth of urbanization, the creation of the factory system and an industrial working class, and the exploitation of the planet
Scientific imagination in the Renaissance by James Burke( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the startling changes that grew out of the study of Arab optics. From the discovery of perspective geometry came new painting and architecture, the ability to measure at a distance and to map the world, and the confidence that allowed Columbus to cross the Atlantic. Above all the new knowledge led to a new individualism
Printing transforms knowledge by James Burke( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the transformation of the medieval world, which had to rely largely on memorized knowledge and the spoken word, when Gutenberg discovered printing. Covers the increase in literacy, the secularization of learning, and the acceleration and systematization of knowledge. Also discusses the contribution that printing made to the Protestant Reformation and the beginnings of nationalism
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity RKO General, inc.

Radio Keith Orpheum Pictures
RKO Pictures International.
RKO Radio Pictures
Languages
English (154)
Polish (2)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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