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The 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival will cover a wide range of programming topics, including our central theme, Most Wanted: Crime and Justice in Film. We work directly with the Hollywood studios, the world’s notable film archives, and private collectors to program some of the most revered movies of all time alongside forgotten gems, many in stunning new restorations.

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 2024

Almost Famous (2000) Almost Famous (2000)

When teenage music reporter William Miller (Patrick Fugit) lands a gig covering the up-and-coming band Stillwater for Rolling Stone magazine, the hedonism of the 1970s rock scene threatens his journalistic integrity. Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Kate Hudson also star.

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Annie Get Your Gun (1950) Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Betty Hutton stars as legendary sharp-shooter Annie Oakley in this Technicolor big screen adaption of the beloved Broadway musical. 35mm nitrate print courtesy of Warner Brothers Classics from the collections of the Library of Congress.

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The Big Heat (1953) The Big Heat (1953)

Fritz Lang’s simmering film noir features Glenn Ford as a hardened homicide detective who uncovers an organized crime syndicate. As he wades deeper into the brutal underworld, his wife (Jocelyn Brando) and a mysterious femme fatale (Gloria Grahame) pay the price.

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Hijinks abound in this raucous road-trip comedy when three members of a Negro League baseball team, played by Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, and Richard Pryor, travel the Midwest on a mission to break into the all-white big leagues.

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Chinatown (1974) Chinatown (1974)

Jack Nicholson stars as a streetwise private detective who finds himself embroiled in a political corruption coverup while investigating a murder in this neo-noir directed by Roman Polanski and written by Robert Towne. 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION

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The Good Fairy (1935) The Good Fairy (1935)

Margaret Sullavan stars in this charming romantic comedy with a script by Preston Sturges, and co-starring Herbert Marshall and Frank Morgan.

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Grand Hotel (1932) Grand Hotel (1932)

Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and more of MGM’s classic stars shine bright in this scandalous, heartrending pre-Code drama about the guests at an upscale Berlin hotel.

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It Happened One Night (1935) It Happened One Night (1934)

The first film to win the top five Oscar categories, Frank Capra’s delightful romantic comedy features memorable performances from Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable as a spoiled rich girl and the out of work newsman whose paths intersect on the road.

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Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

In her feature film debut, Diana Ross plays jazz singer Billie Holiday on a breathless journey through youthful trauma, glimmering stardom, and devastating addiction, opposite debonair leading man Billy Dee Williams.

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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Crime meets comedy when an unassuming London bank teller (Alec Guinness) and his idiosyncratic neighbor (Stanley Holloway) hatch a plan to steal a shipment of gold bars and smuggle them to Paris.

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Law and Order (1953) Law and Order (1932)

World premiere 4K restoration of pre-Code Western starring Walter Huston as lawman in Tombstone, Arizona, alongside Andy Devine, Harry Carey and Walter Brennan created by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation. WORLD PREMIERE RESTORATION

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

This sprawling desert epic is based on the true story of T. E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole), a British military lieutenant who led the tumultuous Arab National Council in their crusade for independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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Lincoln (2012) Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field star as Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, during the final harrowing months of the Civil War.

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The Mad Miss Manton (1938) The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Screwball detective story starring Barbara Stanwyck as a dizzy socialite who gets embroiled in murder investigation alongside newspaperman Henry Fonda.

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Murder, She Said (1961) Murder, She Said (1961)

In this Agatha Christie adaptation, Miss Jean Marple (Margaret Rutherford) witnesses a murder through the window of a passing train. When the police refuse to believe her report, she sets out on a sleuthing adventure to solve the grisly mystery.

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National Velvet (1944) National Velvet (1944)

In one of her earliest film roles, Elizabeth Taylor plays a twelve-year-old girl who dreams of winning the Grand National Steeplechase with her beloved gelding. If he can set aside his opportunism, a jaded jockey (Mickey Rooney) just might get her there.

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North by Northwest (1959) North by Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason star in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller about a debonaire advertising executive forced to run for his life after being mistaken for a secret agent. WORLD PREMIERE RESTORATION

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On the Waterfront (1954) On the Waterfront (1954)

Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint star in director Elia Kazan’s crime drama about an ex-prizefighter caught between the corrupt union officials his brother works for and the sister of a man they’ve murdered.

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Only Yesterday (1953) Only Yesterday (1933)

Margaret Sullavan makes her big screen debut in this pre-Code film about a young girl who discovers she’s pregnant just as her soldier boyfriend is being sent overseas to fight in World War I.

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Pulp Fiction (1994) Pulp Fiction (1994)

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson thrill as mob hitmen who tangle with a drugged-up gun moll (Uma Thurman) and an over-the-hill prizefighter (Bruce Willis) in Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked crime flick. 30TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION, 35mm OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT FILM

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Rear Window (1954) Rear Window (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful and witty story of a wheelchair bound photographer, Jimmy Stewart, and his frustrated fiancé, Grace Kelly, who get obsessed with the possible criminal activity of their neighbor. 70TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION

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Sabrina (1954) Sabrina (1954)

In Billy Wilder’s delightful romantic dramedy, Audrey Hepburn stars as a working-class girl torn between two brothers from the wealthy Larrabee family: strait-laced Linus (Humphrey Bogart) and debauched David (William Holden).

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The Searchers (1954) The Searchers (1956)

John Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran who returns home to Texas to find much of his family has been killed and his niece (Natalie Wood) has been kidnapped by a rebellious band of Comanche Indians in this John Ford Western. WORLD PREMIERE RESTORATION, 70mm

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Send Me No Flowers (1964) Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Rock Hudson and Doris Day star in this rollicking romantic comedy about a hypochondriac who tries to set his wife up with a new man after mistakenly overhearing that he has two weeks to live.

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Sherlock Jr. (1924) Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Buster Keaton directs and stars in this enduring comedy about a movie house projectionist and janitor who dreams of being a detective. Preceded by the Buster Keaton short film THE GOAT (1921). Both films will be presented with live music accompaniment. 100TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION

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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

This pre-Code explores the story of a woman sentenced to death for a murder she did not commit.

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That's Entertainment! III (1994) That’s Entertainment! (1974)

Marking the 50th anniversary of this landmark film, the last shot on the legendary MGM backlot, it features clips from MGM’s greatest musicals with an all-star cast.

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Westward the Women (1951) Westward the Women (1951)

In what has been hailed as the first female-oriented Western, a wagon master (Robert Taylor) leads a caravan of mail-order brides from Chicago to California to settle down with the frontiersmen. Although he warns them of the dangers ahead, the women prove to be stronger than he expected.

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White Heat (1949) White Heat (1949)

The incandescent James Cagney is on top of the world in this crime drama about a ruthless gangster who only loves only one thing more than a big heist: his mother.

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