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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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Crossing Delancey (1988) Crossing Delancey (1988)

Amy Irving stars as a young New Yorker caught between the culturally upscale world in which she works and her Jewish roots on the Lower East Side. She considers a romance with a cultured author (Jeroen Krabbé) but finds herself oddly drawn to the friendly pickle merchant (Peter Riegert) from her family’s neighborhood. This 35th anniversary…

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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 3D (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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Larceny, Inc. (1942) Larceny, Inc. (1942)

In a spoof of the genre that made him famous, Edward G. Robinson plays a smooth-talking ex-convict who purchases a luggage shop from which he and his accomplice (Broderick Crawford) attempt to tunnel into the bank vault next door. Thanks to his niece (Jane Wyman) and a skilled salesman (Jack Carson), the store becomes a…

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Mister Roberts (1955) Mister Roberts (1955)

Henry Fonda reprises his hit stage role as the title officer aboard a backwater WWII cargo ship whose attempts to serve a more active duty in the Pacific are scuttled by his dictatorial captain (James Cagney). He nevertheless attempts to lift the spirits of the crew, with support from the ship’s medical officer (William Powell)…

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Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk (1935) Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk (1935)

Department store owner Jake Cohen (Paul Graetz), frustrated with a world run by financial projections and number crunching, comes into conflict with his sons who help manage the family business. After the death of his wife, he takes off on a walking tour of rural England to get back in touch with the values on…

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Ocean's Eleven (2001) Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Director Steven Soderbergh assembled an all-star cast for his blockbuster remake of the 1960 Rat Pack heist film, led by George Clooney as smooth-talking parolee Danny Ocean, who plans the simultaneous robbery of three Las Vegas casinos. Costarring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, and Andy Garcia,…

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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)

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT FILM 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…

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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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