RKO Pictures

RKO (Radio-Keith-Orpheum) Pictures is an American film production and distribution company. As RKO Radio Pictures Inc., it was one of the Big Five studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. The business was formed after the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) theater chains and Joseph P. Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) studio were brought together under the control of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in October 1928.[a] RCA chief David Sarnoff engineered the merger to create a market for the company's sound-on-film technology, RCA Photophone. By the mid-1940s, the studio was under the control of investor Floyd Odlum.

RKO has long been celebrated for its cycle of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the mid-to-late 1930s. Actors Katharine Hepburn and, later, Robert Mitchum had their first major successes at the studio. Cary Grant was a mainstay for years. The work of producer Val Lewton's low-budget horror unit and RKO's many ventures into the field now known as film noir have been acclaimed, largely after the fact, by film critics and historians. The studio produced two of the most famous films in motion picture history: King Kong and Citizen Kane.

Maverick industrialist Howard Hughes took over RKO in 1948. After years of decline under his control, the studio was acquired by the General Tire and Rubber Company in 1955. The original RKO Pictures ceased production in 1957 and was effectively dissolved two years later. In 1981, broadcaster RKO General, the corporate heir, revived it as a production subsidiary, RKO Pictures Inc. In 1989, this business with its few remaining assets, the trademarks and remake rights to many classic RKO films, was sold to new owners, who now operate the small independent company RKO Pictures LLC.

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They Live By Night (1948) (CRITERION COLLECTION) UK Only [Blu-ray] [2020] They Live By Night (1948) (CRITERION COLLECTION) UK Only [Blu-ray] [2020]
by Nicholas Ray, with Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, Howard Da Silva, published by Sony Pictures.
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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - All-Region Blu-ray Import, English audio & subtitles The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - All-Region Blu-ray Import, English audio & subtitles
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - All-Region Blu-ray Import, English audio & subtitles: Official Spanish All-Region (A/B/C) Blu-ray release as pictured. Aspect ratio 1.37:1, black-and-white (as made), presented in 16:9 1080p HD. English DTS-HD 2.0 audio. Optional English subtitles available. Runtime 170mins. Extra: Original Theatrical Trailer....
by with Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, published by RKO Radio Pictures.
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Stage Door (1937) - Region 2 PAL Import, plays in English without subtitles Stage Door (1937) - Region 2 PAL Import, plays in English without subtitles
Stage Door (1937) - Region 2 PAL Import, plays in original English audio without subtitles: Official Golem CIneclub Italian Region 2 PAL DVD release as pictured. English Dolby Digital audio. Runtime 88mins. Includes original theatrical trailer. STAGE DOOR (1937): A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses...
by Gregory La Cava, Gregory LaCava, with Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, published by .
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One Minute to Zero [DVD] [1952] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] One Minute to Zero [DVD] [1952] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Using refugees as human shields, North Korean troops advance on Col. Steve Jankowski and his dug-in troops. Hoping to turn the throng back, Jankowski orders his gunners to fire warning shots short of the advance. Again and again the cannons roar, aiming closer each time. The approach continues: Jankowski must make an agonizing decision. Robert...
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] Beyond a Reasonable Doubt [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such masterpieces of German cinema as Metropolis and M, he brought his art to Hollywood films, including Fury, Ministry of Fear, The Woman in the Window and more trenchant tales of innocents caught in a web of seeming guilt. His last U.S. movie is this intriguing film noir about a novelist...
by with published by BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.
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So Well Remembered [DVD] [1947] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] So Well Remembered [DVD] [1947] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Lost Horizon. Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Random Harvest. To these James Hilton novels that became acclaimed and beloved films, add So Well Remembered. John Mills heads a distinguished cast in this story of a dedicated news editor in a slum-ridden English mill town and his doomed marriage to the beautiful, headstrong daughter (Martha Scott) of a corrupt...
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