Tag Archives: RKO Radio Pictures

Out of Scale 1951

  Walt Disney Productions RKO Radio Pictures It’s Chip and Dale versus Donald Duck in this cartoon short from the 1950’s. In the grand tradition of Walt Disney and Ward Kimball, Monsieur Duck has constructed a magnificent miniature railway empire … Continue reading

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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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