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IMPORTANT NEWS: The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood has been canceled.
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Films

The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival will cover a wide range of programming themes, including our central theme Grand Illusions: Fantastic Worlds on Film. Working directly with the Hollywood studios, the world’s notable film archives and private collectors, our programs feature some of the most revered movies of all time—many with new restorations—and long lost gems.

In keeping with TCM tradition, all Festival screenings include special introductions to provide context about each film. Specific details about this unique fan experience will be announced in the weeks and months ahead, including guest appearances by actors, actresses, directors, producers and other key figures.

*Line-up Subject to Change.

ANNOUNCED FILMS FOR 2020

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

Dr. Seuss wrote his only Hollywood screenplay about a young boy who dreams that he is held captive by his evil piano teacher and is forced to play piano for eternity.

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Back to the Future (1985)

When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future – and leave him trapped in the past.

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Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

John Gilbert stars as a womanizing swashbuckler who falls in love with the woman after he bets he can marry her in this silent romance.

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The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Cary Grant is an angel in human form that comes to the aid of a bishop (David Niven) whose obsession with constructing a new cathedral causes a strain with his wife (Loretta Young).

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

A small-town man’s ordinary way of life is turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO in this groundbreaking Steven Spielberg sci-fi classic.

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Coming Home (1978)

Bruce Dern stars in an Oscar-nominated performance as a Marine captain sent off to war in Vietnam, while his wife (Jane Fonda) embarks on an affair with a paraplegic veteran (Jon Voight) in his absence.

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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

Two Harlem detectives must uncover the truth behind a robbery involving a local reverend in this action-comedy co-written and directed by Ossie Davis.

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Counsellor at Law (1933)

John Barrymore delivers a powerhouse performance in this pre-Code drama as a Jewish attorney with humble beginnings, whose life is shaken up by his wife’s infidelity and a scandal that threatens his career.

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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

After hearing that his workers are planning to form a union, the owner of a department star (Charles Coburn) goes undercover to root out the agitators, only to have second thoughts once he befriends a worker (Jean Arthur) and falls for a store clerk (Spring Byington).

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Dinner at Eight (1933)

A high-class socialite’s preparations for a swanky dinner party reveal the scandals and skeletons in each of her guest’s closet in this star-studded pre-Code drama featuring Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler.

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A Double Life (1947)

Ronald Colman earned the Oscar for Best Actor in this film noir portraying a stage actor who takes his roles too seriously, causing alarm from his actress ex-wife when he takes on the role of Othello.

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The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Burt Lancaster stars as a swashbuckling hero waging war again a tyrant in this action romance.

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Harvey (1950)

70th Anniversary Presentation. James Stewart stars as a whimsical middle-aged man whose family has him committed because of his friendship with an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit.

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Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)

Charles Coburn, Piper Laurie and Rock Hudson star in this Douglas Sirk comedy about an aging jazz-age tycoon who poses as a threadbare artist in an effort to find someone worthy of inheriting his millions.

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The Hustler (1961)

Paul Newman stars as “Fast” Eddie Felson, a self-destructive pool shark rising up the ranks of local pool halls in a bid to face off against legendary pool player Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason), while also involved in a complicated romance with an alcoholic woman (Piper Laurie).

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It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Dick Powell stars as a newspaper man whose life gets complicated when he is gifted a newspaper that predicts the next day’s events, resulting in a series of misadventures with his clairvoyant girlfriend (Linda Darnell).

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

The mythical Greek hero Jason must lead a group of adventurers on a quest to take possession of the Golden Fleece in this iconic epic showcasing the special effects mastery of Ray Harryhausen.

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Jewel Robbery (1932)

Bored with her husband and lover, a baroness of Vienna (Kay Francis) begins to fall for the charms of a debonair jewel thief (William Powell) in this pre-Code comedy.

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The Jungle Book (1967)

Walt Disney’s animated classic following the adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised in the jungle but threatened by the arrival of a man-eating tiger Shere Kahn, in Disney’s final production before his death.

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Key Largo (1948)

Humphrey Bogart is an army veteran who finds himself, along with a handful of other occupants, held hostage in a Florida hotel by a notorious gangster (Edward G. Robinson) in the midst of a hurricane.

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Lost Horizon (1937)

When a plane crashes in the Himalayan mountains, its survivors find themselves lost in a strange, majestic land.

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The Mad Magician 3D (1954)

A disgruntled magician and master of disguise (Vincent Price) turns to murder when his chances of becoming a star are thwarted by a dubious businessman in this horror presented in 3D.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Alfred Hitchcock’s remake of his original 1934 story finds an innocent couple (James Stewart and Doris Day) swept up in a dangerous international plot after they witness a murder.

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Polyester (1981)

Director John Waters’ melodramatic tale of a suburban housewife (Divine) whose life falls apart until a dreamy new man (Tab Hunter) helps her pick up the pieces.

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Retour de Flamme: Georges Méliès in 3D and Other Amazing Discoveries (Various)

Producer and film archivist Serge Bromberg’s returns to the Festival with a special presentation of restored shorts and 3D reels from innovative filmmaker George Méliès’ early work.

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The Secret Garden (1949)

Margaret O’Brien is a young orphan who helps bring life back into the lives of her cranky uncle and sick cousin when she begins tending to an overgrown, secret garden.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

When the older brother of seven Oregon woodsmen marries his new bride, his brothers began courting women in their small town for themselves in this musical starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn and Ruta Lee.

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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

An innocent woman with a complicated past is sentenced to death for a crime she didn’t commit in this pre-Code drama, recently restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

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Somewhere in Time (1980)

40th Anniversary Presentation. Enchanted by a photograph of a beautiful actress from the past, a playwright (Christopher Reeves) uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time to meet the woman (Jane Seymour).

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Spaceballs (1987)

Mel Brooks’ spoofs the sci-fi genre, particularly the Star Wars trilogy, with this comedy about a star pilot and his sidekick on a journey to save a princess from the evil Lord Dark Helmet.

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Spartacus (1960)

Kirk Douglas’s performance as the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Empire continues to inspire 60 years after its original release. Presented here in the world premiere of a new 70mm print from a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures.

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Stella Dallas (1925)

In this silent drama, a woman’s failed marriage to a wealthy man leaves her penniless and with a daughter, causing her to sacrifice all that she has for her child. This presentation will feature live musical accompaniment by composer Stephen Horne.

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The Sword in the Stone (1963)

The story of young King Arthur’s rise to prominence with the aid of the mystical wizard Merlin and his owl Archimedes.

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That Brennan Girl (1946)

A young war widow raised as a grifter must learn to reform her ways when she looks back on her life of bad decisions brought on by her selfish mother.

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That Night in Rio (1941)

Don Ameche stars in a dual role as a night club entertainer who impersonates a wealthy baron, causing a series of mishaps involving the entertainer’s girlfriend (Carmen Miranda) and the businessman’s wife (Alice Faye).

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The Time Machine (1960)

60th Anniversary Presentation. Based on the influential novel by H.G. Wells, George Pal’s visionary adventure follows a 19th-century inventor (Rod Taylor) who creates a time machine to change the past only to be sent into a dystopian future.

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Victor Victoria (1982)

Julie Andrews stars as a struggling, down-on-her-luck singer who finds success, and personal complications, when she impersonates a male female impersonator in this gender-bending musical comedy.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

A tornado sweeps a young Kansas girl (Judy Garland) from her farm into the magical land of Oz, where she enlists the help of new friends to find her way back home.

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The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

Racial conflicts and a dangerous romantic triangle affect the lives of three survivors (Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens and Mel Ferrer) in a deserted, post-apocalyptic America in this presentation of a new 35mm print.

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