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TCM Archive Salute

Topper (1937)
September 20, 2010 - 12:00 am

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the UCLA Film & Television Archive join forces in September on a 24-hour showcase of the extraordinary restoration and re-mastering work conducted by the Archive. Hosted in part by TCM’s Robert Osborne and Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the marathon will premiere Monday, Sept. 20, and featured several new transfers and recent restorations, including Topper (1937), Way Out West (1938), The Secret Beyond the Door (1948), The Prowler (1951) and Shadows (1960).

"Turner Classic Movies is proud to be able to present the work of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, one of the most respected centers for cinematic restoration in the world," said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM. "TCM is committed not only to introducing classic film to new generations but also to supporting the preservation of the world's cinematic heritage for future generations."

"In keeping with UCLA Film & Television Archive's efforts to preserve the rich history of cinema, we are honored by this opportunity to collaborate with Turner Classic Movies in presenting our work to such a diverse cable television audience," said Archive Director Horak.

Watch video of Archive Director Jan-Christopher Horak discuss film restoration with TCM host Robert Osborne. 

Complete Line-up:

The Exiles (1961)

Three young Native Americans feel lost and isolated when they leave the reservation for the big city. Cast: Mary Donahue, Homer Nish, Clydean Parker. Dir: Kent MacKenzie. BW-73 mins, TV-PG

Life With Father (1947)

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost. Cast: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-118 mins, TV-G

This Is the Army (1943)

A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers. Cast: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Ronald Reagan. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-126 mins, TV-G, CC

My Darling Clementine (1946)

When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in. Cast: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan. Dir: John Ford. BW-97 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Topper (1937)

A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband. Cast: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young. Dir: Norman Z. McLeod. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC

Way Out West (1938)

A pair of tenderfeet try to get the deed to a gold mine to its rightful owner. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynne. Dir: James W. Horne. BW-65 mins, TV-G, CC

Sherlock Holmes in Terror by Night (1946)

Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray. Dir: Roy William Neill. BW-63 mins, TV-PG

Secret Beyond the Door (1948)

A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked. Cast: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere. Dir: Fritz Lang. BW-99 mins.

The Prowler (1951)

A policeman's obsession with a married woman leads to murder. Cast: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell. Dir: Joseph Losey. BW-93 mins, TV-14

The Red Shoes (1948)

A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer. Cast: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. C-135 mins, TV-G, CC

Shadows (1959)

Black siblings moving through the beat world cope with racism. Cast: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd. Dir: John Cassavetes. BW-82 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977)

The stories of 26 gay men and lesbians create a mosaic of gay life in the U.S. Cast: John Burnside, Sally M. Gearheart, Elsa Gidlow, Harry Hay, David Gillon. Dir: Lucy Massie Phenix, Andrew Brown, Veronica Selver, Nancy Adair, Peter Adair. C-132 mins, TV-MA

Killer of Sheep (1977)

A black slaughterhouse worker copes with the stress of raising a family with little money. Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy. Dir: Charles Burnett. BW-80 mins, TV-MA, CC