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Films

The 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival will cover a wide range of programming themes, including our central theme Follow Your Heart:
Love at the Movies.
  Working directly with the Hollywood studios, the world’s notable film archives and private collections, our programs feature some of the most revered movies of all time – many new restorations – and long-lost gems.

In keeping with TCM tradition, all Festival screenings include special introductions to provide context about each film.

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ANNOUNCED FILMS FOR 2019

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  • 'TIL DEATH DO US PART
  • A CELEBRATION OF 20TH CENTURY FOX
  • BETTER WITH AGE
  • BROMANCE
  • DISCOVERIES
  • ESSENTIALS
  • FESTIVAL TRIBUTES
  • MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS
  • NITRATE FILMS
  • SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
  • WARTIME ROMANCE

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1942)

Humphrey Bogart cleans house in this comedy thriller pitting gangsters against Nazi saboteurs. Shot before the U.S. entered World War II, this film could afford a more light-hearted approach to the Third Reich at the time.

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THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947)

Two interlocking love triangles spin out of control when a teenager (Shirley Temple) falls for a womanizing artist (Cary Grant) who in turn falls for her older sister (Myrna Loy), who happens to be a judge dating the district attorney (Rudy Vallee) in this romantic screwball comedy. Presented in 35mm nitrate.

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THE BAD SEED (1956)

Over the past few decades, there have been so many killer children on screen that it may be hard to believe such a character was ever initially controversial. In 1956, however, Warner Bros. could only release Maxwell Anderson’s Broadway play about eight-year-old serial killer, Rhoda Penmark, by slapping an “Adults Only” tag on it and altering the original ending.

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BLOOD MONEY (1933)

With a cross-dressing bit player, jokes about hemorrhoids, a leading lady who’s a masochistic kleptomaniac and wall-to-wall civic corruption this may just be the ultimate pre-Code film.

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BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984)

Woody Allen wrote, directed and starred in this black-and-white-comedy as a talent agent whose affair with a woman (Mia Farrow) causes a series of misadventures when they pretend to be a couple to the dismay of her jealous, gangster ex-boyfriend.

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BUCK PRIVATES (1941)

In only their second picture, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello moved into star billing for this service comedy, which became Universal’s highest grosser at that time. The duo play a pair of sidewalk salesmen who accidentally enlist in the military while trying to evade a tough cop (Nat Pendleton). When they get to training camp, Pendleton turns out to be their drill instructor.

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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

Considered by many to be one of the greatest American Westerns and “buddy movies” of all time, this 50th anniversary screening stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as an unforgettable pair of bank robbers on the run from the law with their companion Etta (Katharine Ross) in tow.

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CINERAMA’S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE (1966)

Re-capture the Cinerama experience with this special screening of the last Cinerama compilation film.

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THE CLOCK (1945)

While on 48-hour leave during WWII, a soldier (Robert Walker) meets and falls for a New York woman (Judy Garland) in this romantic tale directed by Vincente Minnelli.

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COLD TURKEY (1971)

Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Jean Stapleton, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding are just some of the many townspeople who try to quit smoking for a multimillion-dollar prize in director Norman Lear’s satirical comedy.

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DARK PASSAGE (1947)

By the time they made their third film together, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married. Where their earlier films, To Have and Have Not (1944) and The Big Sleep (1946), had inspired sparring matches, here they traded that for affectionate banter.

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DAY FOR NIGHT (1973)

Often hailed as one of the greatest movies about the movies, François Truffaut’s elegant dramedy follows half a dozen stories that develop during the location shoot for a film about an American girl falling for her husband’s father.

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THE DEFIANT ONES (1958)

Friendship creates bonds that transcend social restrictions in this breakthrough film from pioneering director-producer Stanley Kramer. Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis co-star as convicts who escape while chained to each other. Neither is happy to be stuck with a member of a different race, but as they struggle to survive, their differences dissolve.

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DESERT HEARTS (1985)

Donna Deitch wrote and directed this influential and groundbreaking film about a newly divorced professor (Helen Shaver) who finds love and self-assuredness when she falls for a younger free-spirited woman (Patricia Charbonneau) in 1959 Nevada.

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DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

Inspired by the 1986 killing of Michael Griffith in Howard Beach, Queens and the 1984 police shooting of Eleanor Bumpurs, an elderly, disabled African-American woman, Spike Lee created a story about the neighborhood-wide arguments over a Bedford-Stuyvesant pizzeria whose “Wall of Fame” only features white celebrities.

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THE DOLLY SISTERS (1945)

Based on a true story, Betty Grable and June Haver star as vaudeville superstars from Hungary who take the entertainment world by storm during the early 20th century in this Fox musical biopic. Presented in 35mm nitrate.

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DOUBLE WEDDING (1937)

The seventh of the 14 films co-starring William Powell and Myrna Loy casts them as opposites who distract until they fall in love. She’s a control freak who’s outraged to learn that her sister, who’s already engaged, is infatuated with bohemian artist Powell. Her efforts to break them up lead to a series of misunderstandings instigated by Powell, who’s fallen for her.

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ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979)

40th Anniversary World Premiere Restoration. Clint Eastwood stars in this thrilling drama based on the real-life events of three prisoners’ escape from the infamous maximum-security prison on Alcatraz Island.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

Kurt Russell stars as the iconic Snake Plissken, a convicted bank robber tasked with rescuing the president from the maximum-security prison of New York in John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic.

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FATHER GOOSE (1964)

Cary Grant stars as a beachcomber who is persuaded to stay on a deserted island to spot enemy planes only to find himself in the company of a teacher (Leslie Caron) and seven young school girls in this WWII-set comedy.

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FOX: AN APPRECIATION (Various)

For more than a century, Fox movies have entertained audiences around the world. Twentieth Century Fox Archivist Schawn Belston will trace the company’s history with clips of classic moments from F.W. Murnau’s SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927) to Titanic (1997) in appreciation of one of the original “Big Six” studios.

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Deborah Kerr star in this Oscar-winning romance about a group of soldiers and the women who love them stationed in Oahu, Hawaii in the days leading up to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

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GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are two showgirls traveling to Paris in search of husbands in this musical comedy directed by Howard Hawks and featuring Monroe performing her iconic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” musical number.

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THE GODFATHER, PART II (1974)

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) settles into his position as the family Don, while a series of flashbacks reveal his father, Vito Corleone’s (Robert De Niro), rise to power in this six-time Academy Award-winning sequel co-produced by Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson and director Francis Ford Coppola.

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GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh embark on a torrid romance during the onset and aftermath of the American Civil War, in this epic adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling book.

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GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS (1939)

A May-September romance and a teacher’s love of his students make for an unforgettable film, now celebrating its 80th anniversary.

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HELLO, DOLLY! (1969)

Adapted from a successful stage play of the same name, dance legend Gene Kelly directed this 50th anniversary musical starring Barbra Streisand as a head-strong matchmaker that travels to New York with intentions of finding Walter Matthau, a miserly “half-a-millionaire,” a wife.

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HIGH SOCIETY (1956)

Cole Porter added songs to the romantic quadrangle of The Philadelphia Story (1940) to adapt this musical confection.

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HOLIDAY (1938)

World Premiere Restoration. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in director George Cukor’s comedy about a self-made businessman who intends to take a holiday from work before marrying into a well-to-do family. His plan goes hilariously awry when he meets his fiancée’s family, including her black sheep sister (Hepburn) and drunken brother (Lew Ayres).

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INDISCREET (1958)

Stanley Donen directs Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in this Technicolor romantic comedy about a hapless-in-love actress who falls for a handsome banker. However, he’s hiding a big secret about his marriage that she doesn’t expect.

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IT HAPPENED HERE (1964)

To bring this WWII drama to the screen, co-directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo worked for eight years to show what the United Kingdom could have become had it been invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany.

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THE KILLERS (1964)

John Cassavetes, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson and Ronald Reagan star in this crime drama about two hitmen who get entangled in a thrilling mystery after their latest contract raises more questions than answers.

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KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

70th Anniversary World Premiere Restoration. In this British black comedy, Dennis Price is the jaded distant cousin of the royal D’Ascoyne family (all played by Alec Guinness) who resolves to become heir of the dukedom by murdering the eight other members that precede him in line.

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LIFE BEGINS AT 40 (1935)

Will Rogers is a small-town newspaper editor who ruffles the feathers of the social elite when he helps an ex-convict (Richard Cromwell) who is falsely accused of stealing from a bank.

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THE LITTLE COLONEL (1935)

Shirley Temple stars in her trademark “Little Miss Fix-It” role as the daughter of a Confederate mother whose marriage to a Union solider causes a rift with her grandfather (Lionel Barrymore). Bill “Bojangles” Robinson co-stars in his first of four onscreen parings with Temple, in which the duo performs their famous staircase dance together.

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LOVE AFFAIR (1939)

Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne star as a painter and singer who meet by chance onboard a transatlantic voyage. Though already engaged to other people, they make a pact to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months, but fate has other plans in mind.

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LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (1957)

Audrey Hepburn stars as the naïve daughter of a private detective hired to entrap a womanizing businessman (Gary Cooper) in this romantic comedy from writer/director Billy Wilder.

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MAD LOVE (1935)

Peter Lorre is a surgeon whose obsession with an actress (Frances Drake) results in him replacing her pianist husband’s (Colin Clive) mangled hands with those of a knife-throwing murderer.

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MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954)

Rock Hudson became a star when he courted Jane Wyman incognito in this hit romance. He starts the film as a feckless playboy, but when his carelessness inadvertently costs Wyman her husband and her vision, he turns his life around by studying medicine in the hopes of someday atoning for his behavior, while also secretly helping Wyman adjust to her blindness.

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MARTY (1955)

Ernest Borgnine won his first and only Oscar in this timeless drama as a lonely New York butcher living at home with his loving, but worried, mother who pushes him to search for love and companionship.

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MERRILY WE GO TO HELL (1932)

Sylvia Sidney stars as an heiress who falls for hard-drinking newspaperman Fredric March. When she gets him to sober up, he writes a hit play and in short order, he cheats with the leading lady (Adrianne Allen) while his wife responds by doing a little cheating of her own (with a pre-stardom Cary Grant).

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MOGAMBO (1953)

Only Clark Gable could top Clark Gable. At the age of 52, he starred in a remake of one of his most popular early films, Red Dust (1932), and convincingly romanced two beautiful co-stars, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly.

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MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940)

Cary Grant stars as a man who has his lost-at-sea wife (Irene Dunne) declared dead so he can remarry, just before she reappears, eager to get her family back. Complicating matters even more is the fact that she wasn’t alone when she was shipwrecked. Grant soon discovers her island “Adam” was a strapping hunk (Randolph Scott, Grant’s off-screen friend and sometime housemate).

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NASHVILLE (1975)

Keith Carradine, Jeff Goldblum, Shelley Duvall, Ned Beatty, Joan Tewkesbury and Ronee Blakley—who was nominated for an Oscar for her role—are just a few of the stars who turn in remarkable performances in director Robert Altman’s ensemble film about a group of unrelated Nashville residents preparing for a political convention.

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NIGHT WORLD (1932)

A year after they co-starred in Frankenstein (1931), Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke reteamed for this fast-paced underworld tale. The film stars Lew Ayres and features George Raft, all involved in one night at Karloff’s speakeasy.

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OCEAN’S 11 (1960)

Few films capture the essence of “cool” as well as this 1960 heist film, the second to bring together members of The Rat Pack (after 1958’s Some Came Running), and the only one to feature the entire crew: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson and Shirley MacLaine.

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OPEN SECRET (1948)

John Ireland and Jane Randolph star as a newlywed couple that stumble upon a dark, twisted secret while visiting the home of their missing friend in this crime noir.

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THE OPPOSITE SEX (1956)

June Allyson made her last musical appearance at MGM in this remake of the classic 1939 comedy The Women. With the story transported to the theatrical world, she portrays a musical star who learns from her gossipy girlfriends that her husband (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with a chorus girl (Joan Collins).

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OUT OF AFRICA (1985)

Love in exotic locales has been a Hollywood staple for decades, so it’s little wonder that almost as soon as Isak Dinesen (pen name for Baroness Karen Blixen) published her 1937 memoir about her time in Africa, talk of a film adaptation began.

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A PATCH OF BLUE (1965)

Sidney Poitier stars as a young man who befriends a blind girl (Elizabeth Hartman). Through their daily meetings, he helps her learn self-reliance and basic living skills she was never taught by her prostitute mother (Shelley Winters) or alcoholic grandfather (Wallace Ford).

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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946)

Love conquers nothing in the world of film noir, but it sure can sizzle on the road to perdition. With John Garfield as a feckless drifter and Lana Turner as an unhappy wife, The Postman Always Rings Twice is one of the sexiest films in the genre.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

In 1981, the adventure genre got a boost of something different with Indiana Jones. Drawing on his memories of serials from the 1930s and 1940s, producer George Lucas came up with the character of Indiana Smith, an archaeology professor whose field work leads to outlandish quests and new dangers.

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)

Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett, Jr., in his feature film debut, star in Lorraine Hansberry’s revolutionary story about a Chicago family seeking a better life by moving away from the harsh realities of the inner city.

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ROAD HOUSE (1948)

Jean Negulesco helms this film noir following a night club singer (Ida Lupino) who is terrorized by her dominating ex-boyfriend (Richard Widmark) when she dumps him for his childhood friend (Cornel Wilde). Presented in 35mm nitrate.

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THE ROBE (1953)

Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature star in this Biblical epic about a Roman centurion who converts to Christianity after participating in the crucifixion of Jesus.

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SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949)

In Cecil B. DeMille’s dramatic retailing of the Biblical story, Victor Mature stars as the historical strongman whose rejection of Delilah (Hedy Lamarr) causes a one-man rebellion against the Philistine army. Presented in 35mm nitrate.

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SANTO CONTRA CEREBRO DEL MAL (SANTO VS. THE EVIL BRAIN) (1961)

Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, the Mexican wrestler turned actor launched his career as a superhero named Santo (the Saint), by taking on a mad scientist who has discovered the secret of mind control in this action horror film.

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SERGEANT YORK (1941)

One of Hollywood’s greatest biographical films was the perfect picture in theaters leading up to and during the days following the Pearl Harbor attack. Sergeant Alvin C. York, a simple Tennessee farmer who became one of World War I’s most decorated heroes, had resisted offers to film his story for years. He only gave in when producer Jesse L. Lasky told him that with the U.S.’ entry into World War II imminent, approving the film was his patriotic duty.

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in Frank Darabont’s seven-time Oscar nominated drama about two men who develop an unbreakable bond while serving long term sentences in prison.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959)

With design elements modeled on medieval art and art deco, Walt Disney’s 16th animated feature remains one of the most beautiful animated films ever made.

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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)

Nora Ephron wrote and directed this romantic comedy inspired by An Affair to Remember (1957), in which the 8-year-old son of a widower tries to find his dad (Tom Hanks) love through a radio talk show heard by a news reporter (Meg Ryan).

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

A perennial favorite and five-time Academy Award winner, director Robert Wise’s musical drama stars Julie Andrews as an aspiring nun sent to be the nanny to the seven children of a widowed, retired naval officer (Christopher Plummer) in pre-World War II Austria. Presented in 70mm.

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE – SPECIAL EDITION (1977)

In this 1997 re-release of the George Lucas original film that launched a cinematic universe, a small planet farm boy joins a rebellion against an evil empire in a galaxy far, far away.

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)

Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts star as a group of friends who bond over love and heartache in a small Louisiana town in director Herbert Ross’ film adaptation of Robert Harling’s original play.

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THE STUDENT NURSES (1970)

When Roger Corman formed his independent company New World Pictures, he asked the husband and wife team of producer Charles S. Swartz and director Stephanie Rothman to make a sexy film about nurses. What he got is viewed today as a snapshot of American life at the start of the 1970s and one of the first independent, or Hollywood studio films, informed by the women’s movement.

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SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927)

In this silent film directed by F.W. Murnau, George O’Brien is a married man and father whose affair with a city woman (Margaret Livingston) unleashes his inner demons. Torn between the object of his desire and his loving wife (Janet Gaynor in an Oscar-winning performance), O’Brien is driven to the brink of madness.

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TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934)

Maureen O’Sullivan is the Jane to Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan in this pre-Code adventure in which the jungle couple’s life is disturbed by ivory hunting men on safari.

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TOM MIX DOUBLE FEATURE: THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY/OUTLAWS OF RED RIVER (1926, 1927)

Musician Ben Model will provide theatre organ accompaniment for this double bill of silent Westerns starring cowboy action hero Tom Mix: THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY (1926) and a world premiere restoration of OUTLAWS OF RED RIVER (1927).

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THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964)

Although set at the time of the Algerian War, this pop opera presents a timeless romance of young lovers (Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo) torn apart by love and social restrictions.

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VANITY STREET (1932)

Columbia Pictures was still considered a poverty row studio when Charles Bickford and Helen Chandler went there to star in this pre-Code romance.

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WATERLOO BRIDGE (1931)

Although lesser known than the 1940 film starring Vivien Leigh, the first screen version of Robert E. Sherwood’s play is in many ways deserves equal recognition. Not only is it well directed by James Whale, but it also features a surprising performance by Mae Clarke, who stars as a down-at-heel chorus girl that turns to prostitution during World War I only to fall for an American soldier (Kent Douglass, aka Douglass Montgomery), knowing her profession will always keep them apart.

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WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT REPUBLIC SERIALS? (Various)

This clip show from the Paramount Archives recent preservation work focuses on the amazing work done by stunt men and women, special effects wizards and the amazingly innovative re-use of costumes, props, full sequences from other movies.

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WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)

Can a man and woman ever truly be just friends? Longtime pals Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) debate the question in this unforgettable romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron.

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951)

This 1951 science fiction epic was the rare film to ignore the threat of nuclear proliferation and focus on science as mankind’s salvation. When scientists discover Earth is on a collision course with a wandering star, it falls to a group of humanitarians and one evil tycoon (John Hoyt) to finance a space ark to save at least a small portion of the human race.

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WINCHESTER ’73 (1950)

U.S. Premiere Restoration. A stolen “One of One Thousand” Winchester rifle causes its owner (James Stewart) to hunt down the outlaw (Stephen McNally) who took it from him in this thrilling Western co-starring Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea.

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A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (1928)

In this silent film, John Gilbert and Greta Garbo star in their final teaming together as childhood sweethearts whose romance is stifled by family interference. This film will be accompanied by a live orchestra performing a score composed and conducted by renowned musician Carl Davis.

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A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974)

Gena Rowlands earned an Oscar nomination for her unforgettable performance as a mentally unstable wife and mother struggling to maintain steadiness while caring for her husband (Peter Falk), children and home.

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WORKING GIRL (1988)

Melanie Griffith stars as a Staten Island secretary attempting to climb the corporate ladder in this romantic comedy by director Mike Nichols. Casting director Juliet Taylor worked with Nichols to round out the cast with Hollywood staples, such as Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver, and up and coming newcomers like Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack.

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

It’s strange to think that what has often been called the definitive interpretation of Emily Brontë’s tale of doomed love on the British moors departed so much from her novel in so many ways. When Samuel Goldwyn hired Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur to adapt the book, they knew they were wrestling with a sprawling, unwieldy narrative. They cut more than half the novel—an entire generation descended from Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon)—and moved the action from the late 18th to the mid-19th century.

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YOURS, MINE AND OURS (1968)

Numbers mean nothing when love is present in this romantic comedy about a widow with eight children who marries a widower with ten.

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