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RKO Radio Pictures

Works: 2,564 works in 6,440 publications in 6 languages and 112,056 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Animated films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, pmn, fmd, Performer, 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 )

146 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud"
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

105 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A giant 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
Pinocchio by Ted Sears( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,780 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 2,536 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,477 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 )

29 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Bo lei( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy, John and Michael Darling accompany Peter Pan to Never-Never Land, where no one ever grows up; while there, they have many adventures and a show-down with Peter's enemy, the pirate Capitan Hook
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

46 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,670 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
Dumbo by Herman Bing( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ridiculed for his exceptionally large ears, Dumbo, a baby elephant, overcomes his embarrassment and learns to fly with the help of a friend
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

40 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of four sisters who grew up together in Massachusetts during the Civil War. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
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 1,444 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 1,377 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
Out of the past by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

43 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 1,366 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
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,355 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 )

37 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her" description
Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 1,197 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
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

54 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the decline of an aristocratic Midwestern family as the industrial 20th century begins
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
RKO Radio Pictures : a titan is bornSlow fade to black : the decline of RKO Radio PicturesRKO radio pictures horror, science fiction and fantasy films, 1929-1956El cine negro de la RKO : en el corazón de las tinieblasThe RKO features : a complete filmography of the feature films released or produced by RKO Radio Pictures, 1929-1960Hollywood Irish : John Ford, Abbey actors and the Irish revival in Hollywood
Alternative Names

controlled identityRadio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation

controlled identityRKO Distributing Corp.

controlled identityRKO General, inc.

controlled identityRKO-Pathe

controlled identityRKO Productions

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RKO Pictures Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

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RKO Radio Pictures, inc.

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