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RKO Radio Pictures

Overview
Works: 2,218 works in 5,572 publications in 5 languages and 108,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, pmn, prn, Defendant, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( visu )
139 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,487 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( visu )
90 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,966 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
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( visu )
43 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,651 libraries worldwide
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney( visu )
19 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,194 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
39 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along
Peter Pan by Browne( visu )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,093 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
Pinocchio by Ben Sharpsteen( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,063 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
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( visu )
61 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,036 libraries worldwide
Sentimental story about a discouraged businessman's re-evaluation of the significance of his life. A fumbling guardian angel struggles to prevent a suicide by convincing him of his importance to his small home town
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( visu )
40 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken-identity plot, in which Rogers assumes that Astaire is already married and is alternately charmed and disgusted by Astaire's advances
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,653 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( visu )
33 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 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
Dumbo by Herman Bing( visu )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,518 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
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life ( visu )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( visu )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( visu )
44 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 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 )
32 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and held by 1,439 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
Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
41 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,420 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
Fort Apache by John Ford( visu )
35 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
In the Old West, a military martinet has trouble with his family as well as the Indians
Out of the past by Jacques Tourneur( visu )
31 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and held by 1,296 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( visu )
31 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 1,283 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
 
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controlled identity RKO-Pathe

controlled identity RKO Teleradio Pictures

R.K.O
Radio Keith Orpheum
Radio Keith Orpheum radio pictures
Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures, inc.
Radio pictures
RKO
RKO Pathe Studios
RKO Pictures
RKO Pictures amerykańska wytwórnia filmowa
RKO Pictures entreprise américaine
RKO Pictures Filmproduktionsgesellschaft
RKO Pictures International.
RKO Radio pictures
RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
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雷电华电影公司
Languages
English (794)
French (13)
Spanish (9)
Italian (2)
German (1)
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