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 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 22)

Edward Asner ... Himself - Host / ... (6 episodes, 1987)
Linwood G. Dunn ... Himself (4 episodes, 1987)

Ginger Rogers ... Herself (4 episodes, 1987)
Pandro S. Berman ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987)
Joseph F. Biroc ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987)

Lucille Ball ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
Katherine Brown ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
William Dozier ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
William Fadiman ... Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1987)

Richard Fleischer ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
Bert Granet ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Jane Greer ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)

John Houseman ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Robert Mitchum ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
John Springer ... Himself - Publicity Department / ... (2 episodes, 1987)
James G. Stewart ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Charles Chabot .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Leslie Megahey .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Rosemary Wilton .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Alan Yentob .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Film Editing by
Les Filby (2 episodes, 1987)
Colin Jones (2 episodes, 1987)

Robert Brown (unknown episodes)
Andy Milne (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Loader .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Pete Wane .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
David Jewitt .... film recordist / sound recordist (4 episodes, 1987)
Michael Turner .... film recordist / sound recordist (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Kennedy .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1987)
Ivor Richardson .... rostrum camera (3 episodes, 1987)
Nigel Walters .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1987)

Peter Smokler .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Colin Waldeck .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Andy Milne .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1987)

Mick Hitchman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1987)
Series Other crew
Warwick Gee .... programme servicing manager (3 episodes, 1987)
May Grainger .... film acquisition (3 episodes, 1987)
Vernon Harbin .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1987)
Jane Mayes .... researcher (3 episodes, 1987)

Nicky Fox .... production team (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Frayn .... production team (unknown episodes)
Bruce Gallaway .... film recordist (unknown episodes)
Randy Gitsch .... researcher: RKO Archive (unknown episodes)
Kathy Heaton .... production team (unknown episodes)
Mick Hitchman .... production team (unknown episodes)
Amelia Price .... production team (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
David Chierichetti .... thanks (4 episodes, 1987)
John Hall .... thanks (4 episodes, 1987)

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USA:360 min (6 parts)
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
DVD for RKO asap?, 24 March 2005
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

This astonishing major TV series is one of the great movie studies ever made. A six part series, each at least an hour long, with a title for each decade or category with an array of interview talent as well as more clips than all the THAT'S ENTERTAINMENTs combined. It is exactly the sort of TV event I would love to see from all the studios...especially MONOGRAM-ALLIED ARTISTS and UNIVERSAL. Imagine what FOX could create! Anyway, this is the definitive version of what is possible and it is created and explained with a feast of clips and scenes and musical numbers more than one could hope for. I taped it from TV in the 80s and have not seen it re screened since. One screening only! More please! It urgently needs to find the DVD market and like the British produced series on DW Griffith and the SILENTS series it is a collectors dream. It certainly does not shy away from the Hughes years disasters and the downfall of the studio is as fascinating as the 1928-35 intro. This is absolutely essential viewing, entertaining in its fullest sense. The Republic Pictures Story and the AIP doco also available are good but have big bits missing..... this RKO series is the bullseye! Superb!

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