a major Hollywood film company in the 1930s and 1940s. It was established in 1921 as RKO Radio Pictures. Its successful films include King Kong, Flying Down to Rio (1933) and other musical films with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Citizen Kane and Suspicion (1941). Howard Hughes took control of the company in 1948, five years before it made its last film.

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