Classic Hollywood movie collection debuts on the BBC iPlayer



The BBC has launched a collection of 23 vintage Hollywood films for viewers to stream on the iPlayer.

The 23 films now available to stream include the original version of monster movie King Kong (pictured) and Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.

The films on offer were produced by RKO Pictures - which at the time was one of Hollywood's major film studios and associated with many groundbreaking movies during what is now referred to as "Hollywood's Golden Age".

The classic films uploaded to the BBC iPlayer

  • Angel Face
  • Beautiful But Dangerous
  • Blackbeard, The Pirate
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Carefree
  • Citizen Kane
  • Fort Apache (1948)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Kitty Foyle
  • Love Affair (1939)
  • Mr Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse
  • My Favourite Wife
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Suspicion
  • The Gay Divorce
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Miracle Of The Bells
  • The Sky’s The Limit
  • The Spanish Main
  • The Velvet Touch
  • Top Hat
  • Vivacious Lady
  • Wagon Master


Controller of BBC iPlayer, Dan McGolpin, says:
It’s really exciting to bring this fantastic selection of classic movies from RKO Pictures to viewers on BBC iPlayer. Many people can now discover these inspiring pieces of cinema for the first time and will see some of Hollywood’s finest performances from its best loved stars. This is the perfect complement to the classic TV series that we have recently added and together with our freshest shows, from Normal People to Killing Eve, it means that BBC iPlayer has more for you to choose from than ever before.