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Films

The 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival will cover a wide range of programming themes, including our central theme All Together Now: Back to the Big Screen. 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 2022

After The Thin Man AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936)

Myrna Loy and William Powell reteam with director W.S. Van Dyke and writer Dashiell Hammett for the first sequel to their iconic detective mystery, in which Nick and Nora are hired by her cousin to investigate the disappearance of her philandering husband.

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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938)

James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Pat O’Brien, the Dead End Kids and Ann Sheridan star in this Michael Curtiz drama about a priest trying to prevent a childhood friend turned gangster from corrupting the local kids. Theatrical premiere of a new restoration.

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ANNIE ANNIE (1982)

Columbia’s all-star adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about an ever-hopeful orphan who charms a wealthy businessman celebrates its 40th anniversary. John Huston directs Albert Finney, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Geoffrey Holder, and Aileen Quinn in the title role.

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Baby Face BABY FACE (1933)

Barbara Stanwyck gives a landmark performance in this essential pre-Code drama about an ambitious woman who sleeps her way to the top of a New York bank. Notoriously censored before its release, it has been restored with its original dialogue and ending. 

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Counsellor At Law COUNSELLOR AT LAW (1933)

John Barrymore gives a powerhouse performance as a lawyer from the slums whose rise to power is threatened by his wife’s infidelity and an ethical lapse in his past. William Wyler’s pre-Code drama also stars Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, and Melvyn Douglas.

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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) DRUNKEN MASTER II (1994)

Legendary martial artist Jackie Chan stars as a booze loving pacifist forced to choose between stopping a group of foreigners out to steal precious artifacts and honoring his oath not to fight in this stunt filled action comedy.

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THE FLAME AND THE ARROW THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950)

Burt Lancaster stars as a swashbuckling hero who wages war against a tyrant – and does some impressive stunt work – in this action romance modeled after earlier adventure films. Featuring a special presentation by Oscar winners Craig Barron and Ben Burtt.

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Force of Evil FORCE OF EVIL (1948)

John Garfield, Marie Windsor, and Beatrice Pearson star in this Film Noir about a corrupt lawyer who helps a mob boss run a numbers racket while also trying to protect his brother, played by Thomas Gomez. A recent restoration from UCLA and the Film Foundation.

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THE FRENCH WAY THE FRENCH WAY (1945)

Made in France during World War II but unreleased until after the liberation, this rarely seen comedic gem about lovers who defy their feuding families includes a sensational performance by Josephine Baker as Zazu, a Parisian cabaret star.

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The Gay Divorcee (1934) THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reunite for their second film together in this musical comedy about a disgruntled wife who plots a fake adultery scandal in order to get a divorce from her absent husband.

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Giant (1956) GIANT (1956)

Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean star in director George Stevens’ epic saga of a multigenerational Texas ranch family and their struggle to adapt to changing times. World premiere restoration.

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THE GUNFIGHTER THE GUNFIGHTER (1950)

Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, the fastest draw in the West, who reunites with his estranged wife and son after killing a headstrong young gunslinger. The second of Peck’s six films with director Henry King, it costars Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, and Karl Malden.

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Hail The Conquering Hero HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1944)

Eddie Bracken stars in writer-director Preston Sturges’ satire of America’s love for heroes, with the tale of a returning soldier who is presented to his hometown under false pretenses after being dismissed from the Marines because of chronic hay fever.

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It's Always Fair Weather (1955) IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (1955)

Gene Kelly co-directs with Stanley Donen and stars alongside Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey, Dolores Gray and Michael Kidd in this musical about former Army buddies who get mixed up with gangsters at a 10-year reunion of World War II G.I.s.

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Jewel Robbery (1932) JEWEL ROBBERY (1932)

High comedy ensues when a suave jewel thief falls for his rich victim in this 90th anniversary presentation of director William Dieterle’s pre-code comedy starring William Powell and Kay Francis.

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Key Largo (1948) KEY LARGO (1948)

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor star in director John Huston’s film noir about a group of hotel guests trapped with a gang of criminals during a hurricane.

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THE LAST OF SHEILA THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973)

This murder mystery, cowritten by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, features James Coburn as a movie producer who invites a starry group of friends aboard his private yacht for an elaborate game. Costars include Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane, and Raquel Welch.

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LILIES OF THE FIELD LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963)

Sidney Poitier won the Academy Award for his role as an itinerant handyman who builds a chapel on an Arizona farm, opposite five German nuns who believe him to be heaven-sent.

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A Man Called Adam (1966) A MAN CALLED ADAM (1966)

Sammy Davis, Jr. stars alongside Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis, Louis Armstrong and Mel Torme in this drama about an alcoholic jazz musician struggling to regain his former brilliance while dealing the loss of his family, finding new love, and going on tour in the 1960s American south.

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The Pajama Game (1957) THE PAJAMA GAME (1957)

Presented in celebration of her 100th birthday, Doris Day stars with John Raitt in this Stanley Donen and George Abbott directed musical comedy about a pajama factory superintendent who falls for one of his employees who happens to be the leader of her worker’s union.

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PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (1986)

This nostalgic fantasy-drama from director Francis Ford Coppola stars Kathleen Turner as an unhappily married woman who gets the chance to relive her senior year of high school.

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POLYESTER POLYESTER (1981)

In his satire of women’s pictures of the 1950s, director John Waters tells the melodramatic tale of a suburban housewife, played in drag by the legendary Divine, whose life falls apart until a dreamy new man (Tab Hunter) helps her pick up the pieces.

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PORTRAIT OF JENNIE PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948)

Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Ethel Barrymore star in this supernatural romance from producer David O. Selznick about a mysterious woman who becomes a muse to a young painter. Shot on location in New York and Boston, it concludes with a memorable Technicolor sequence.

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The Slender Thread THE SLENDER THREAD (1965)

Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft costar in the directorial debut of Sydney Pollack, a tense drama about a crisis hotline worker who attempts to save the life of a woman who has taken an overdose of barbiturates. 

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A Star Is Born (1937) A STAR IS BORN (1937)

Janet Gaynor and Fredric March star in director William Wellman’s Technicolor drama about a fading Hollywood leading man who helps launch the career of an exciting ingenue and struggles to accept her success outshining his own. Theatrical premiere of a new restoration.

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THE STING THE STING (1973)

Paul Newman and Robert Redford reunite as two con artists in Depression-era Chicago who set out to avenge a friend’s murder by a big-time racketeer in this nostalgic Oscar winner from director George Roy Hill.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

In celebration of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday in June 2022, this beloved Technicolor musical tells of a young Kansas girl who is whisked away from her family farm to the magical land of Oz, where she enlists the help of new friends to find her way back home.

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