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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.

ANNOUNCED FILMS FOR 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spartacus (1960)

Kirk Douglas’s performance as the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Empire continues to inspire sixty 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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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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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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