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LEON ERROL

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MAKE A WISH (1937)
THE GIRL FROM MEXICO (1939)

CAREER (1939)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE (1940)

MEXICAN SPITFIRE OUT WEST (1940)
POP ALWAYS PAYS (1940)
THE MEXICAN SPITFIRE'S BABY (1941)

HURRY CHARLIE HURRY (1941)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE AT SEA (1942)

MEXICAN SPITFIRE SEES A GHOST (1942)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE'S ELEPHANT (1942)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE'S BLESSED EVENT (1943)
HIGHER AND HIGHER (1943)
WHAT A BLONDE (1945)
MAMA LOVES PAPA (1945)
RIVERBOAT RHYTHM (1946)
FOOTLIGHT VARIETIES (1951)

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ALLAN LANE

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CRIME RING (1938)
MAID'S NIGHT OUT (1938)
HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (1938)
NIGHT SPOT (1938)
THE LAW WEST OF TOMBSTONE (1938)
FUGITIVES FOR A NIGHT (1938)
THIS MARRIAGE BUSINESS (1938)
THEY MADE HER A SPY (1939)
CONSPIRACY (1939)
PACIFIC LINER (1939)
THE SPELLBINDER (1939)
PANAMA LADY (1939)
TWELVE CROWDED HOURS (1939)

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JANE GREER

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PAN-AMERICANA (1945)
TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (1945)
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS (1945)
DICK TRACY (1945)
THE FALCON'S ALIBI (1946)
SUNSET PASS (1946)
THE BAMBOO BLONDE (1946)
SINBAD THE SAILOR (1947)
OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME (1947)
STATION WEST (1948)
THE BIG STEAL (1949)
THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS (1951)

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LARAINE DAY

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STELLA DALLAS (1937)
BORDER G-MAN (1938)
ARIZONA LEGION (1938)
PAINTED DESERT (1939)
MR. LUCKY (1943)
BRIDE BY MISTAKE (1944)
THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS (1945)
THE LOCKET (1946)
TYCOON (1947)
I MARRIED A COMMUNIST (1949)

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LINDA HAYES

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THE SPELLBINDER (1939)
SUED FOR LIBEL (1939)
CONSPIRACY (1939)
THE GIRL FROM MEXICO (1939)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE (1940)
MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY (1940)
MILLIONAIRES IN PRISON (1940)
I'M STILL ALIVE (1940)
MEXICAN SPITFIRE OUT WEST (1940)
THE SAINT IN PALM SPRINGS (1941)

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BOBBY BREEN

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RAINBOW ON THE RIVER (1936)
LET'S SING AGAIN (1936)
MAKE A WISH (1937)
BREAKING THE ICE (1938)
HAWAII CALLS (1938)
WAY DOWN SOUTH (1939)
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (1939)
ESCAPE TO PARADISE (1939)

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JACK OAKIE

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STREET GIRL (1929)
HIT THE DECK (1930)
SAILOR BE GOOD (1933)
THAT GIRL FROM PARIS (1937)
FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY (1937)
SUPER-SLEUTH (1937)
HITTING A NEW HIGH (1937)
THE TOAST OF NEW YORK (1937)
RADIO CITY REVELS (1938)
THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938)
ANNABEL TAKES A TOUR (1938)
LITTLE MEN (1940)

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HELEN BRODERICK

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TOP HAT (1935)
TO BEAT THE BAND (1935)
SWING TIME (1936)
SMARTEST GIRL IN TOWN (1936)
THE BRIDE WALKS OUT (1936)
MURDER ON A BRIDLE PATH (1936)
LOVE ON A BET (1936)
SHE'S GOT EVERYTHING (1937)
WE'RE ON THE JURY (1937)
MEET THE MISSUS (1937)
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY (1937)
RADIO CITY REVELS (1938)
NO NO NANETTE (1940)
FATHER TAKES A WIFE (1941)

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LUCILLE BALL

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TOP HAT (1935)
ROBERTA (1935)
I DREAM TOO MUCH (1935)
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1935)
OLD MAN RHYTHM (1935)
FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936)
BUNKER BEAN (1936)
CHATTERBOX (1936)
THE FARMER IN THE DELL (1936)
THAT GIRL FROM PARIS (1937)
DON'T TELL THE WIFE (1937)
STAGE DOOR (1937)
THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938)
ANNABEL TAKES A TOUR (1938)
HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (1938)
JOY OF LIVING (1938)
GO CHASE YOURSELF (1938)
NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938)
ROOM SERVICE (1938)
BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939)
PANAMA LADY (1939)
FIVE CAME BACK (1939)
THAT'S RIGHT YOU'RE WRONG (1939)
TWELVE CROWDED HOURS (1939)
TOO MANY GIRLS (1940)
DANCE GIRL DANCE (1940)
YOU CAN'T FOOL YOUR WIFE (1940)
MARINES FLY HIGH (1940)
A GIRL A GUY AND A GOB (1941)
LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING (1941)
SEVEN DAYS' LEAVE (1942)
THE BIG STREET (1942)
VALLEY OF THE SUN (1942)
EASY LIVING (1949)

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12 minutes ago, sagebrush said:

It looks like Tim Holt might be the winner for number of films made at RKO!

He had a four year break from movies, while serving in the military during the war. So that makes his total even more impressive. He's one of the few who survived the Howard Hughes takeover in 1948. The "B" westerns he made were very lucrative for the studio. And occasionally they used him in supporting roles in "A" pictures.

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

LUCILLE BALL

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TOP HAT (1935)
ROBERTA (1935)
I DREAM TOO MUCH (1935)
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1935)
OLD MAN RHYTHM (1935)
FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936)
BUNKER BEAN (1936)
CHATTERBOX (1936)
THE FARMER IN THE DELL (1936)
THAT GIRL FROM PARIS (1937)
DON'T TELL THE WIFE (1937)
STAGE DOOR (1937)
THE AFFAIRS OF ANNABEL (1938)
ANNABEL TAKES A TOUR (1938)
HAVING WONDERFUL TIME (1938)
JOY OF LIVING (1938)
GO CHASE YOURSELF (1938)
NEXT TIME I MARRY (1938)
ROOM SERVICE (1938)
BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING (1939)
PANAMA LADY (1939)
FIVE CAME BACK (1939)
THAT'S RIGHT YOU'RE WRONG (1939)
TWELVE CROWDED HOURS (1939)
TOO MANY GIRLS (1940)
DANCE GIRL DANCE (1940)
YOU CAN'T FOOL YOUR WIFE (1940)
MARINES FLY HIGH (1940)
A GIRL A GUY AND A GOB (1941)
LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING (1941)
SEVEN DAYS' LEAVE (1942)
THE BIG STREET (1942)
VALLEY OF THE SUN (1942)
EASY LIVING (1949)

Looks like RKO got a lot of work out of contract player Lucy in those 6 years.  Fast forward a decade or so, and she'd co-own the lot with Desi...

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9 hours ago, txfilmfan said:

Looks like RKO got a lot of work out of contract player Lucy in those 6 years.  Fast forward a decade or so, and she'd co-own the lot with Desi...

In some of the earlier films, she has bit parts or else what we might call minor supporting roles. For example, in CHATTERBOX (1936) which is an Anne Shirley vehicle, Lucy has about three scenes. 

Going over her filmography I realized that she didn't hit her stride at RKO until 1938, when she was given her first leads, in comedies with Jack Oakie and Joe Penner. From 1938 to 1942, they did use her a lot in leading roles. In fact she made about twice as many pictures during this period at RKO than she did at MGM. She ended up freelancing by 1946 and did considerable work on radio which led to her work on television. In 1949, she would come back to RKO for one freelance assignment in the sports drama EASY LIVING.

Then later, as you mentioned, she and Desi bought RKO. So she was back on the lot with him filming The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour  specials.

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Time for a reflection--

This thread has caused me to go through the entire list of RKO films.

I'm learning some interesting things. Like, did you know the studio made a few French films in the early 30s? These were French-language versions of English-language hits. Where they brought a French director and French stars to the RKO lot in Hollywood to basically redo some stories that they had already done in English. I would imagine TCM has access to these and it would be fun to see them broadcast, alongside the English versions.

Going through the entire catalogue, I am seeing the short films and some films they acquired from other countries, like there are some British productions and I found a German film they somehow obtained rights to. 

I look at the cast lists and there are some people I'd never heard of before, and these were people that might have had long careers on the stage. People who were well-established and popular at the time but whose work is not very much remembered now. 

Tonight I watched an RKO precode from 1931 called THE ROYAL BED. It's in the public domain and can be found quite easily online. It was a big hit for the studio and is based on a Broadway play from the late 1920s. While there are some cinematic touches, it is mostly just a filmed play. Mary Astor has the ingenue role, and she's great as always.

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BONITA GRANVILLE

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WESTWARD PASSAGE (1932)
THE LIFE OF VERGIE WINTERS (1934)
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (1936)
QUALITY STREET (1937)
SYNCOPATION (1942)
SEVEN MILES FROM ALCATRAZ (1942)
HITLER'S CHILDREN (1943)
YOUTH RUNS WILD (1944)
THE TRUTH ABOUT MURDER (1946)

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