Tag Archives: RKO Radio Pictures

Holiday Affair 1949

  R.K.O. Radio Pictures I first heard about this movie…from a magazine! As a long-time subscriber to Classic Toy Trains magazine, I was delighted when my December 2016 issue featured a film which used a Lionel train set as a … Continue reading

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Without Reservations 1946

RKO Radio Pictures Without Reservations is a light-hearted, post-World War 2, cross-country journey from New York to Hollywood with the first 43 minutes of the picture taking place on various crowded passenger trains.  Claudette Colbert (as Christopher “Kit” Madden) is … Continue reading

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Berlin Express 1948

RKO Radio Pictures Berlin Express is a very enjoyable bit of film noir that deals with the Allied occupation of Germany immediately after World War 2.  Merle Oberon and Robert Ryan star in this train-encrusted whodunit which accurately depicts that … Continue reading

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The Narrow Margin 1952

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Film Noir on rails!  This surprisingly well-done “B” picture tells the story of a Los Angeles detective tasked with bringing a gangster’s wife West to testify before a grand jury.  The mob is on to them, … Continue reading

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The Silver Streak 1934

I first heard about this RKO Pictures movie in the book, Diesels West! by David P. Morgan  (Kalmbach Publishing, 1963, LOC #62-19987). On page 64, there is a picture of the Burlington Railroad’s original 1934 streamliner, Pioneer Zephyr, with a … Continue reading

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