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RKO Radio Pictures

Works: 2,051 works in 4,849 publications in 5 languages and 102,806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Fairy tales  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, pmn, prn, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( visu )
109 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and French and held by 4,778 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 3,022 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( visu )
29 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,629 libraries worldwide
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,517 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
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( visu )
72 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,235 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
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2,214 libraries worldwide
Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook
Top hat by Mark Sandrich( visu )
38 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,925 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( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,891 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( visu )
49 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,740 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( visu )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
The story of four sisters who grow up in Massachusetts during the Civil War. The story follows their joys and sorrows as they become the "little women" their father so proudly calls them
Shall we dance by Mark Sandrich( visu )
36 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 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( visu )
27 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 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( visu )
21 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,408 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( visu )
30 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and held by 1,395 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( visu )
5 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 1,351 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( visu )
25 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,290 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
Dumbo by Ben Sharpsteen( visu )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,284 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
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( visu )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 1,265 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( visu )
25 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 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( visu )
42 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Three English soldier comrades battle the punjabs in India while accompanied by their lowly water-bearer Gunga Din, who longs to be a fighter himself
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controlled identity RKO-Pathe

controlled identity RKO Teleradio Pictures

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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