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TopBilled          Please add  the following stars to your very informative thread  on RKO studio films. Mary Astor Joseph Cotton  Frances Dee  Delores Del  Rio  Henry Fonda                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Miriam Hopkins  Charles Laughton  Myrna Loy  Joel McCrea  Dorothy McGuire  Agnes Moorehead   Dick Powell   Anthony Quinn  Randolph  Scott                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean Simmons  Claire Trevor  Fay Wray   Keep up with your good  work.  Thanks  cinemaman. 

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10 hours ago, cinemaman said:

TopBilled          Please add  the following stars to your very informative thread  on RKO studio films. Mary Astor Joseph Cotton  Frances Dee  Delores Del  Rio  Henry Fonda                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Miriam Hopkins  Charles Laughton  Myrna Loy  Joel McCrea  Dorothy McGuire  Agnes Moorehead   Dick Powell   Anthony Quinn  Randolph  Scott                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean Simmons  Claire Trevor  Fay Wray   Keep up with your good  work.  Thanks  cinemaman. 

Sure thing. Welcome to the TCM message boards!

I have about a hundred more of them to add to the thread. I am going in no specific order, except that I usually alternate them (female-male-female-male) so I'm not doing all the actresses at once or all the male actors at once.

The RKO contract players you mentioned are ones I plan to include. :) 

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Before I continue with the RKO contract players...

I thought I would mention which RKO titles are on TCM's upcoming schedule:

9.26. GUN LAW (1938) western with George O'Brien
9.27  THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME (1947) noir with Robert Young
9.28. BIRD OF PARADISE (1932) precode with Dolores Del Rio
10.02. DOUBLE DYNAMITE (1951) comedy with Groucho Marx
10.02  A GIRL IN EVERY PORT (1952) another comedy with Groucho
10.05. ROBERTA (1935) musical with Irene Dunne
10.06  VIGIL IN THE NIGHT (1940) medical drama with Carole Lombard
10.06  MR. AND MRS. SMITH (1941) comedy with Carole Lombard
10.07  FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY (1937) rom-com with John Boles
10.08  LOVE AFFAIR (1939) romance drama with Irene Dunne
10.09.  RACE STREET (1948) noir with George Raft
10.10.  TOP HAT (1935) musical with Ginger Rogers
10.10.  GUNGA DIN (1939) historical drama with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
10.11.  THE RACKET (1951) noir with Lizabeth Scott
10.12.  KING KONG (1933) precode drama with Fay Wray
10.13.  DEVOTION (1931) precode drama with Ann Harding
10.13.  BLIND ADVENTURE (1933) precode mystery with Robert Armstrong
10.14  ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS (1940) historical biopic with Raymond Massey
10.18  DESTINATION MURDER (1950) noir with Hurd Hatfield
10.19  MR. AND MRS. SMITH (1941) comedy with Carole Lombard
10.20.  BREAKFAST FOR TWO (1937) rom-com with Barbara Stanwyck
10.22  BORN TO LOVE (1932) precode romance drama with Constance Bennett
10.22  THE COMMON LAW (1932) precode romance drama with Constance Bennett
10.22.  BED OF ROSES (1933) precode romance drama with Constance Bennett
10.22.  ROCKABYE (1932) precode romance drama with Constance Bennett
10.22.  OUR BETTERS (1933) precode romance drama with Constance Bennett
10.23  TYCOON (1947) action adventure with John Wayne
10.23  NO MARRIAGE TIES (1933) precode romance drama with Richard Dix
10.23. DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL (1956) drama with George Sanders
10.24. TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS (1945) adventure with Johnny Weissmuller
10.24. MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD (1934) precode mystery with Edna May Oliver
10.25. MACAO (1952) noir with Jane Russell

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AGNES MOOREHEAD

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CITIZEN KANE (1941)
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)
JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1942)
THE BIG STREET (1942)
GOVERNMENT GIRL (1943)
STATION WEST (1948)
THE BLUE VEIL (1951)
THE CONQUEROR (1956)

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CHARLES LAUGHTON

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939)
THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED (1940)
THE TUTTLES OF TAHITI (1942)
THIS LAND IS MINE (1943)
FOREVER AND A DAY (1943)
PASSPORT TO DESTINY (1944)
THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER (1949)
THE BLUE VEIL (1951)

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ANN SOTHERN

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HOORAY FOR LOVE (1935)
SMARTEST GIRL IN TOWN (1936)
WALKING ON AIR (1936)
THERE GOES MY GIRL (1937)
SUPER-SLEUTH (1937)
THERE GOES THE GROOM (1937)
SHE'S GOT EVERYTHING (1937)
THE JUDGE STEPS OUT (1948)

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TOM KEENE

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SUNDOWN TRAIL (1931)
FREIGHTERS OF DESTINY (1931)
SUICIDE FLEET (1931)
PARTNERS (1932)
THE SADDLE BUSTER (1932)
GHOST VALLEY (1932)
COME ON DANGER! (1932)
BEYOND THE ROCKIES (1932)
RENEGADES OF THE WEST (1932)
SON OF THE BORDER (1933)
CROSS FIRE (1933)
THE CHEYENNE KID (1933)
SCARLET RIVER (1933)

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I should mention that Tom Keene reinvented himself a few times.

Initially he was billed as George Duryea (his real name) in early sound pictures. But when he was signed by RKO, he became Tom Keene.

After he finished making B westerns at RKO in the mid 30s he made B westerns at Paramount. Then in the early 40s he was making B westerns at Monogram. Still under the name Tom Keene. 

In 1944 he started making dramatic pictures at various studios under the name Richard Powers. He was back under contract at RKO in the postwar era, appearing in noir as Richard Powers.

In 1950 he did a B western, this time at Republic where he was billed as Tom Keene again. But he also kept making pictures in other genres as Richard Powers!

His television work and other film work in the 50s was done as Richard Powers. But then he appeared as Tom Keene in a western comedy at Universal in 1958.

Basically the Tom Keene name was his western identity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Keene_(actor)#Filmography

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FAY WRAY

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THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)
KING KONG (1933)
THE BIG BRAIN (1933)
WOMAN IN THE DARK (1934)
THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (1934)
WILDCAT BUS (1940)
MELODY FOR THREE (1941)

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I should pause for a moment to say Robert Benchley also wrote scripts at RKO...for films he did not appear in as an actor.

These include SKY DEVILS (1932); SECRETS OF THE FRENCH POLICE (1932); THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934); MURDER ON A HONEYMOON (1935); and DANCING PIRATE (1936).

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BILLIE BURKE

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A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1932)
CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933)
FINISHING SCHOOL (1934)
WE'RE RICH AGAIN (1934)
WHERE SINNERS MEET (1934)
BECKY SHARP (1935)
IRENE (1940)
GILDERSLEEVE ON BROADWAY (1943)

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KENT SMITH

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CAT PEOPLE (1942)
THIS LAND IS MINE (1943)
HITLER'S CHILDREN (1943)
FOREVER AND A DAY (1943)
YOUTH RUNS WILD (1944)
THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)
MAGIC TOWN (1947)
DESIGN FOR DEATH (1948)

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ADOLPHE MENJOU

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FRIENDS AND LOVERS (1931)
PRESTIGE (1931)
MORNING GLORY (1933)
STAGE DOOR (1937)
THAT'S RIGHT YOU'RE WRONG (1939)
A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1940)
FATHER TAKES A WIFE (1941)
SYNCOPATION (1942)
STEP LIVELY (1944)
MAN ALIVE (1945)
HEARTBEAT (1946)
BUNDLE OF JOY (1956)
I MARRIED A WOMAN (1958)

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ANNE JEFFREYS

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NEVADA (1944)
STEP LIVELY (1944)
THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS (1945)
ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (1945)
SING YOUR WAY HOME (1945)
DICK TRACY (1945)
DING DONG WILLIAMS (1946)
STEP BY STEP (1946)
DICK TRACY VS. CUEBALL (1946)
VACATION IN RENO (1946)
TRAIL STREET (1947)
RIFFRAFF (1947)
RETURN OF THE BADMEN (1948)

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LEE TRACY

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THE HALF-NAKED TRUTH (1932)
WANTED! JANE TURNER (1936)
CRIMINAL LAWYER (1937)
BEHIND THE HEADLINES (1937)
CRASHING HOLLYWOOD (1938)
FIXER DUGAN (1939)
THE SPELLBINDER (1939)
MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON (1940)
BETRAYAL FROM THE EAST (1945)

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