With RKO Pathé Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Big Shot (1931)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy

6.1
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A rash go-getter is duped by would-be swindlers into buying swamp land which turns out to be worth a fortune.

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mary Nolan, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 110

2. What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood director.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 2,323

3. Below the Sahara (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Documentary

7.1
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The photographic record of an African expedition led by producer-explorer Armand Denis and his (very) photogenic and camera-toting wife Michaela, who goes bird-riding at an ostrich farm. ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Denis | Stars: Armand Denis, Michaela Denis, Carr Hartley, Raymond Hook

Votes: 62

4. Lady with a Past (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she's much more popular with men when she pretends to be a "bad" girl.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Constance Bennett, Ben Lyon, David Manners, Don Alvarado

Votes: 335

5. Panama Flo (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A New York chorus girl is coerced into keeping house for an oil man in South America to pay off a debt. Her boyfriend comes to get her but she finds out that he is only out for the oil man's money.

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Tay Garnett | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Armstrong, Charles Bickford, Marjorie Peterson

Votes: 196

6. Born to Fight (1956)

Approved | 15 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.5
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A showcase of bullfighting in Portugal, explaining how the country's version of the sport differs from those in Spain and Latin America and helps define the national character. After ... See full summary »

Director: Van Campen Heilner | Stars: Dwight Weist, Mascareñas, Jose Rosa Rodrigues, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 63

7. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell

Votes: 965

8. Suicide Fleet (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.6
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Three US sailors fight German U-boats in World War I aboard a decoy ship and try to win Ginger Rogers who works on the Coney Island midway.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: William Boyd, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 244

9. Westward Passage (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.

Director: Robert Milton | Stars: Ann Harding, Laurence Olivier, Zasu Pitts, Irving Pichel

Votes: 298

10. The Tip-Off (1931)

71 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Eddie Quillan falls in love with a gangster's girlfriend but avoids trouble when he becomes friends with Robert Armstrong and his girlfriend

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Robert Armstrong, Ginger Rogers, Joan Peers

Votes: 276

11. Devotion (1931)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Milton | Stars: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Robert Williams, O.P. Heggie

Votes: 234

12. Prestige (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A woman travels to a French penal colony in Indo China to be with her fiancée, the commander. She arrives to find that he is now an alcoholic.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas, Ian Maclaren

Votes: 281

13. Carnival Boat (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

5.4
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Honey, a young entertainer on a carnival boat, is in love with Buck but Buck's father is against the romance.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: William Boyd, Ginger Rogers, Fred Kohler, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 328

14. The Common Law (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Romance, Drama

6.0
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Young Valerie models for an American painter who tries to make a future in Paris and they fall in love.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Lew Cody, Robert Williams

Votes: 306

15. Young Bride (1932)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.3
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A shy and naive New York children's librarian must become stronger and wiser after she discovers that her new husband is a liar, a cheat, and a fraud.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Eric Linden, Arline Judge, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 194

16. Born to Love (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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A war officer who is thought dead returns to the woman he loves, only to find she has remarried.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 306

17. Bad Company (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.3
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Ricardo Cortez plays a ruthless, near-psychotic gangster who withal follows his own code of honor. Helen Twelvetrees co-stars as a trusting young woman who marries mob lawyer John Garrick, ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Ricardo Cortez, John Garrick, Paul Hurst

Votes: 122

18. A Woman of Experience (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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It is 1915 in Vienna and the Great War has caused many casualties. Elsa decides to answer the patriotic appeals and help by working in the hospital, but her reputation causes her to be ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, William Bakewell, Lew Cody, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 194

19. Operation A-Bomb (1953)

16 min | Documentary, Short, War

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The actual story of two atomic bomb tests in the Nevada desert, in which United States Army and Marine Corps participated. Atomic warfare maneuvers and the actual explosions are shown.

Director: Burton Benjamin | Star: Bob Considine

20. Africa Adventure (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Documentary

7.2
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A true film account of a three-month safari in the big game hunting areas of the Dark Continent, undoctored with any faked plot or contrivance.

Director: Robert C. Ruark | Stars: Robert C. Ruark, Harry Selby, John Sutton, Andrew Holmberg

Votes: 6

21. Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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This Masquers short (the first of the series) is a parody of every old-time melodrama that trod the stages or graced the silver screen...Our Nell...the Old Folks at Home...the Old Homestead... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Frank Fay, Lew Cody, Laura La Plante, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 26

22. Sweepstakes (1931)

77 min | Comedy, Sport

5.2
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A jockey is influenced to throw a race.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Lew Cody, James Gleason, Marian Nixon

Votes: 52

23. Rebound (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Drama

5.7
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Story of a girl's unhappiness after her marriage to a man just jilted, and the manner in which she finally wins his affection.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ina Claire, Robert Ames, Myrna Loy, Hedda Hopper

Votes: 147

24. The Big Gamble (1931)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Unable to repay a substantial gambling debt to mob boss North, Alan Beckwith concocts a last-ditch scheme. Allowing North to take out a $100,000 insurance policy on his life, Alan agrees to... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: William Boyd, James Gleason, Warner Oland, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 145

25. That's My Line (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

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The first in RKO Pathe's series of "Traveling Salesman Comedies" has Louis John Bartels traveling to Mexico to sell his line of underwear. He garners the attention of a fair senorita which ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Louis John Bartels, Paul Hurst, Doris McMahon, Gino Corrado

26. Ghost Valley (1932)

Passed | 54 min | Western

5.4
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Jerry Long and Jane Worth are heirs to an abandoned mining town. Judge Drake knows there is gold there and wants them to sell. He plans to scare Jane and has hired Jerry, not knowing his ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Merna Kennedy, Kate Campbell, Mitchell Harris

Votes: 128

27. Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (1931)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Burgess, Robert Frazer

Votes: 17

28. Freighters of Destiny (1931)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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Randolph Carter is after Macey's freight franchise. He has his gang raid all of Macey's wagon trains so supplies will not reach town. In his latest raid Macey is killed. His son Steve ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Barbara Kent, Mitchell Harris, Frederick Burton

Votes: 83

29. Sundown Trail (1931)

Passed | 56 min | Western

5.5
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Dorothy, and her big city lawyer boyfriend, return to the Lazy 'B' ranch to read her late father's will. For Dorothy to inherit everything, she must stay on the ranch for 5 years. If she ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Tom Keene, Marion Shilling, Nick Stuart, Hooper Atchley

Votes: 101

30. Beyond the Rockies (1932)

Passed | 54 min | Western

5.6
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Noted gunman Black Jack and his friends arrive and take jobs on the Allen ranch. Allen's hands have quit and his cattle are being rustled. When one of Black Jack's friends is killed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Rochelle Hudson, Marie Wells, Julian Rivero

Votes: 91

31. Beyond Victory (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Four battle-weary American soldiers under fire reflect on the women they left behind.

Directors: John S. Robertson, Edward H. Griffith | Stars: William Boyd, James Gleason, Lew Cody, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 89

32. The Great Junction Hotel (1931)

18 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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A Masquers' Club spoof short. Newly-weds spend their wedding night in a run-down hotel, watched over by an under-employed house detective. When the bride goes missing, the groom (Horton) is... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller, Harry Gribbon, Richard Carle

Votes: 12

33. Siege (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.7
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A short film which documents the siege of Warsaw at the beginning of World War II.

Director: Julien Bryan | Star: Julien Bryan

Votes: 237

34. Partners (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Western

4.6
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A rancher is arrested for murdering his young partner's grandfather, but he escapes to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Nancy Drexel, Otis Harlan, Victor Potel

Votes: 45

35. Louisiana Territory (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

4.2
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Made by RKO-Pathe, in Pathe color and three-dimension, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase from France at a cost of $15,000,000 (more than the annual income of ... See full summary »

Director: Harry W. Smith | Stars: Val Winter, Leo Zinser, Julian Meister, Phyliss Massicot

Votes: 11

36. The March of Time: The Refugee - Today and Tomorrow (1938)

Approved | 21 min | Documentary, Short, War

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The film opens with the Japanese atrocities in war-torn China, than switches to Spanish refugees fleeing to other lands. The bulk of the film deals with the fugitives from Nazi Germany. The... See full summary »

Director: Frank P. Donovan | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

37. Weirton, U.S.A. (1953)

71 min | Documentary

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The story of the growth of industry and civic affairs in the West Virginia steel town of Weirton.

Director: Larry O'Reilly | Star: Dwight Weist

38. Riders of Riley (1931)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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39. Citizen Saint (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

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A Catholic Church-sponsored film about the life of Frances Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who established schools, orphanages and hospitals in the United States. Primarily booked into ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Carmelita Pope, Julie Haydon, June Harrison, Del Cansino

40. The Messenger Boy (1931)

22 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Benny Rubin, Marie Wells, Bud Jamison, John Sinclair

Votes: 11

41. Rule 'Em and Weep (1932)

19 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Harry Sweet | Stars: Sam Hardy, Glenn Tryon, James Gleason, William Austin

42. Hot Wires (1931)

21 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Harry Sweet | Stars: Daphne Pollard, Franklin Pangborn, Donald Haines, Edgar Kennedy

43. Teenagers on Trial (1955)

Approved | 19 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

4.9
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A look at the dangers and possible causes of gangs and teenage delinquency including over-crowded and under-funded schools with few after-school activities and over-worked parents who have little time to spend with their children.

Star: Bob Hite

Votes: 143

44. Achievement in Steel (1954)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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The story of National Steel Corporation and its 7 divisions, including Weirton Steel Company.

Star: Dwight Weist

45. The Saddle Buster (1932)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.1
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Having proved he can ride a bucking bronco with the best of them, young drifter Montana is hired on at Dan Hearn's rodeo ranch. Montana is in for a rougher ride than he figured on when both... See full summary »

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Helen Foster, Marie Quillan, Robert Frazer

Votes: 89

46. Selling Shorts (1931)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Louis John Bartels, Margaret Breen, Victor Potel, Virginia Sale

47. Julius Sizzer (1931)

18 min | Short, Comedy

4.5
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A nice young Jewish boy is mistaken for a notorious gangster.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Benny Rubin, Gwen Lee, Lena Malena, Matthew Betz

Votes: 25

48. Not So Loud (1931)

19 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Harry Sweet | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson, Monte Collins, Jay Belasco

49. Frozen Face (1931)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Ralph Ceder | Stars: Billy Bevan, James Finlayson, Vivien Oakland, Billy Franey

50. Camping Out (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Harry Sweet | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, Florence Lake, Dot Farley, William Eugene


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