BBC iPlayer: new deal brings films like Citizen Kane and King Kong to service

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23 classics from the RKO era – including King Kong, Bringing Up Baby, Citizen Kane and Top Hat – are heading to BBC iPlayer.

Here’s some excellent news. The BBC has announced a fresh deal that’s going to see 23 films from the RKO catalogue to its service. Furthermore, said films are going to be arriving this very month.

The RKO Studio, one of the original Hollywood majors, was behind many movies now considered flat-out classics, and from May 18th, the following films will be available to stream via the iPlayer service.

Angel Face

Beautiful But Dangerous

Blackbeard The Pirate

Bringing Up Baby


Citizen Kane

Fort Apache (1948)

King Kong (1933)

Kitty Foyle

Love Affair (1939)

Magnificent Ambersons

Mr Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse

My Favourite Wife

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon


The Gay Divorce

The Miracle Of The Bells

The Sky’s The Limit

The Spanish Main

The Velvet Touch

Top Hat

Vivacious Lady

Wagon Master

We’re indebted to Yahoo for the heads up on this. You don’t need us to tell you that there are some flat-out classics available on that list, and they’ll be available in the UK for free streaming via iPlayer from next week.


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