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  • 1. RKO (Radio-Keith-Orpheum) QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 2. origin • RKO was one of the big five studios in the hollywood golden age. • It was founded in 1929. • RKO has long been celebrated for its cycle of musicals QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 3. Films • The studio produced two of the most famous films in motion picture history King Kong and Citizen Kane. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 4. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Even as the U.S. economy foundered, RKO had gone on a spending spree, buying up theater after theater to add to its exhibition chain. In October 1930, the company purchased a 50 percent stake in the New York's Van Beuren studio
  • 5. Genres of films • Over the following two decades, RKO would go on to produce classics in every genre, from dramas: Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (starring Jimmy Stewart), comedies: Howard Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby (starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn), horror films: the original King Kong (starring Fay Wray), thrillers: Hitchcock’s Notorious (starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman), and perhaps the most influential film of all-time, designated by AFI as Number One on their list of the 100 Greatest Movies, Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane. Simultaneously, RKO’s worked with Walt Disney studios and others, bringing beloved classics like Fantasia, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi to the big screen.
  • 6. Closing down • With the closing down of production, RKO also shut its distribution exchanges; from 1957 forward, remaining pictures were released through other companies, primarily Universal-International. The final RKO film, Verboten!, a coproduction with director Samuel Fuller's Globe Enterprises, was released by Columbia Pictures in March 1959.
  • 7. CLASSICS • Angel Face-1953 • The Big Sky-1952 • Beyond A Reasonable Doubt.-1956 QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 8. Recent releases • TALES FROM THE CRYPT: RITUAL- 2001 • ARE WE DONE YET?-2007 • THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS- 2001

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