Poll Suggestion: The Best of RKO Pictures

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Once a giant in the motion picture industry RKO Radio Pictures was acquired by Aviation Pioneer Howard Hughes in 1948 who then fired 300 employees he suspected of being communists. This gutting of the studios staff ground to a halt the 30 or so annual production capabilities to under 10 pictures a year. When Hughes grew tired of shareholders concerns about mismanagement, he bought almost all of them out at a cost of $24,000,000 and then almost immediately sold the studio to the General Tire Company, who then proceeded to try and pick up the pieces. But the end finally came for The General Tire Company's tenure of the beleaguered Studio in 1957. But before all of that upheaval took place, the studio did make some of the most beloved pictures that are still cherished today by fans of all ages.

Which one is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048711737/

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Gitte Løyche

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I love 'Fantasia'! A beautiful fantasy illustrating the marvelous skills and imagination of the creme de la creme of a classic cartoon - totally extinct today (in my opinion)
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Fantasia (1940) is my favorite film for many of the reasons that Gitte Løyche provides above.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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That movie is probably loved by 5 generations.
I'm saving that movie for my 75th birthday. That's when it'll be my first time watching!
I'm of the same opinion you both are.
They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
Hoping that there will be a remastered version and cinemascope TVs and a media platform that can produce a better picture than UHD in 11 years.
I have about 200 older titles that I will watch that I have not seen yet to celebrate my 75th.