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A central focus of the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival will be the celebration of the enduring legacy of Warner Bros., which marks its 100th anniversary on April 4, 2023. In conjunction with Warner Bros. Discovery’s centennial WB100 campaign, Celebrating Every Story, the TCM Classic Film Festival will shine a spotlight on some of the studio’s landmark creations.

A special WB100 programming theme will bring several of Warner Bros. most notable movies and stars back to the big screen for audiences to rediscover, including live appearances from some of the incredible talent that worked on these films, both in front of and behind the camera, and industry experts who will explore the significance and impact of the Warner Bros. legacy across the past century, today and into the future.

Announced WB100 Films

Casablanca (1942)

Screening in commemoration of Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary, this romantic World War II drama is one of the high points of the Hollywood studio system. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and a cast of European émigrés populate a restless Moroccan café, with refugees desperate to escape the march of war and a man torn between love…

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Clash of the Wolves (1925) Clash of the Wolves (1925)

In this seventh of fifteen films Warner Bros. produced featuring Rin Tin Tin, the canine action hero plays an injured wolf, Lobo, who is befriended by a struggling young prospector. Lobo has a chance to return the favor—and derring-do ensues—when a villain attempts to jump the prospector’s claim. This screening, presented as part of our…

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East of Eden (1955) East of Eden (1955)

James Dean had his first starring role in this acclaimed John Steinbeck adaptation about a young man who competes with his brother (Richard Davalos) for the approval of his pious father (Raymond Massey). Director Elia Kazan shot this World War I-era drama in CinemaScope and vibrant color, seen now in a world premiere 4k restoration.

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Enter The Dragon (1973) Enter the Dragon (1973)

Widely regarded as one of the most influential films of all time, martial arts legend Bruce Lee’s last performance before his untimely death showcases him at his magnetic zenith. Blending spy movie intrigue with breathtaking action, the film’s fusion of genres was an international sensation at the box office and cemented Lee’s legacy as an…

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The Exorcist (1973)

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of director William Friedkin’s supernatural film about a Georgetown mother and daughter (Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair) who are attended to by a team of priests (Jason Miller and Max von Sydow) to solve a mysterious case of demonic possession. Warner Bros.’ horror blockbuster was based on the bestselling book…

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Footlight Parade (1933) Footlight Parade (1933)

A cavalcade of stars including James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell headline this pre-code musical. Directed by Lloyd Bacon and showcasing iconic musical numbers created by Busby Berkeley, the film’s risqué humor and popular hit songs like “By a Waterfall” made it one of the highest grossing films that year. This 90th anniversary…

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House of Wax (1953) House of Wax (1953)

This Warner Bros’ production, directed by Andre de Toth, is notable in motion picture history in many ways, but none more so than it was the first color 3D film released by a major American studio and that it began the horror film career of an actor synonymous with the genre: Vincent Price. Here, Price…

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Old Acquaintance (1943) Old Acquaintance (1943)

Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins costar as childhood friends and successful writers who become romantic and literary rivals. Their reunion by an ex-husband during World War II sets the stage for serious melodrama: conflicting loyalties, self-obsession, and doomed love affairs. This 80th anniversary screening is presented as part of our WB100 celebration.

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One Way Passage (1932) One Way Passage (1932)

After sharing a cocktail in a Hong Kong bar, love blossoms between an escaped criminal and a terminally ill woman (William Powell and Kay Francis, in their sixth onscreen pairing) when they find each other on an ocean liner bound for San Francisco. This pre-Code romance, an Oscar winner for Best Original Story, is presented…

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Rio Bravo (1959) Rio Bravo (1959)

This hit Western from Warner Bros. stars John Wayne as a sheriff with an unlikely group of allies, including Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson, as they help defend against a gang of armed attackers intent on breaking out a prisoner. Richly filmed in Technicolor, this landmark film looks better than ever in a…

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Stand and Deliver (1988) Stand and Deliver (1988)

Edward James Olmos stars in this inspiring true story of a high school math teacher in East Los Angeles who becomes an unlikely mentor to his rough-edged students, in particular young gangster Angel (Lou Diamond Phillips), helping them to realize their full potential. This 35th anniversary screening is presented as part of our WB100 celebration.

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