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Paramount Pictures At 100. What films should air on TCM to comemorate?

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In 2012, the studio Paramount Pictures will celebrate its centennial anniversary. Although TCM has to purchase the licensing rights to its films, what would be your suggestions for TCM to help celebrate the anniversary? What Paramount films do you think should air on TCM?

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After combing through the Wikipedia page listing all of films released from Paramount, there's a handful that piqued my interest:

 

* Morocco

* The Sign of the Cross

* Any of Alfred Hitchcock's films (Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much)

* Funny Face

* Rosemary's Baby

* Barbarella

* Skidoo

* If...

* Breakfast at Tiffany's

* The Uninvited

* Four Flies on Grey Velvet

* Foul Play

* Mommie Dearest

* Clue

* Shirley Valentine

 

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Here's a hundred for a hundred........

 

The Virginian (1914)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Peter Pan

Old Ironsides

Wings

A Farewell to Arms

Trouble in Paradise

Love Me Tonight

She Done Him Wrong

Duck Soup

The General Died At Dawn

Union Pacific

The Lady Eve

Sullivan's Travels

The Palm Beach Story

Road to Morocco

Holiday Inn

So Proudly We Hail!

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Five Graves to Cairo

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Going My Way

Double Indemnity

The Lost Weekend

Road to Utopia

The Blue Dahila

Road to Rio

The Big Clock

The Heiress

Sunset Boulevard

The Furies

Ace in the Hole

A Place in the Sun

When Worlds Collide!

Detective Story

Shane

Stalag 17

The War of the Worlds

Roman Holiday

Rear Window

Sabrina

To Catch a Thief

The Trouble With Harry

The Court Jester

The Ten Commandments

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Funny Face

Vertigo

A Touch of Larceny

Psycho

One-Eyed Jacks

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Hatari!

Hud

The Nutty Professor

Seven Days in May

Becket

The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

Alfie

Seconds

Will Penny

The Odd Couple

Once Upon a Time in the West

Catch 22

Harold and Maude

The Godfather

Paper Moon

The Conversation

Chinatown

The Godfather, Part II

Nashville

Saturday Night Fever

Grease

Heaven Can Wait

Airplane!

Ordinary People

The Elephant Man

Atlantic City

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Reds

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Terms of Endearment

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Crocodile Dundee

Children of a Lesser God

The Untouchables

The Accused

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad

The Hunt for Red October

Ghost

Forrest Gump

Braveheart

Saving Private Ryan

The Hours

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Star Trek

Up in the Air

True Grit (2010)

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A few others that would be a treasure to see:

 

"Nevada" 1927- Early Zane Grey western with Gary Cooper, William Powell and Thelma Todd.

 

"The Love Parade" 1929- Lubitsch's first talkie.

 

"Paramount on Parade" 1930 many directors and stars in a early revue with Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray, Jack Oakie, and Clara Bow among others.

 

"Call of the Canyon" 1923- Early western directed by Victor Fleming, discovered print is in Library of Congress.

 

"Four Feathers" 1929- Second version with Richard Arlen and Fay Wray.

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"Interference" (1929), Paramount's first talkie, which introduced William Powell's mellifluous voice to the moviegoing world, and "The Smiling Lieutenant" (1931), arguably Ernst Lubitsch's sauciest film.

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SOULS AT SEA , DESIRE , BEGGARS OF LIFE , CRIME WITHOUT PASSION , SKYLARK , THE FOREST RANGERS , O.S.S. , MARY BURNS FUGITIVE , AMONG THE LIVING ,WELLS FARGO, THE LAST OUTPOST [1935], NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE , ALIAS NICK BEAL , CRIME OF THE CENTURY , THE REMARKABLE ANDREW, THE BISCUIT EATER.

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Obviously, you would start with the three Josef' Von Sternberg Silents. *UNDERWORLD, THE LAST COMMAND,* and *THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK.* All three of which have yet to debut on TCM. Along with a debut of the newly restored *WINGS* which will be screened for the first time at the TCM Classic Film Festival in April. I've heard allot about the new version, by people involved in the restoration project, but haven't seen it.

 

*CHILDREN OF DIVORCE (1927),* Starring Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, and Esther Ralston because it has been impossible to see. Even Bootlegs have not been available. Restored by the LOC in 2001. Directed by Frank Lloyd, and completed minus screen credit by Von Sternberg.This is a holy grail Silent to allot of fans. *MANTRAP, WINGS, CHILDREN OF DIVORCE,* and *HULA,* could potentially be part of a Bow retrospective, if this could be arranged. Maybe a Nancy Carroll tribute as well.

 

How about a little bit of Pola Negri. Especially, *BARBED WIRE,* and Ernst Lubitsch long unseen *FORBIDDEN PARADISE (1924).* Valentino's never seen *MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE* with it's fabulous All Star Cast. The LOC has a gorgeous 35 Millimeter print.

 

Herbert Brenon's *PETER PAN (1924),* (long held hostage off Television by Disney), *A KISS FOR CINDERELLA,* and the superior Silent version of *BEAU GESTE (1926).* Starring Ronald Colman. These last two are probably out because they are being restored, or slated for restoration projects in the near future.

 

From the 40's, maybe a long unseen Betty Hutton film or two. There could be an obscure Veronica Lake film or two that has not been seen for decades stashed someplace.

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