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National Film Registry’s classic pic picks

Note: Films are listed in chronological order.

The Cheat (Lasky/Paramount, 1915); producer, Jesse Lasky; director, Cecil B. DeMille; screenplay, Hector Turnbull; cast, Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, James Neill.

Where Are My Children? (Universal, 1916); directors, Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley; screenplay, Weber, based on a story by Lucy Payton and Franklyn Hall; cast, Tyrone Power Sr., Helen Riaume, Marie Walcamp.

The Black Pirate (Elton/United Artists, 1926); director, Albert Parker; screenplay, Jack Cunningham, based on a story by Douglas Fairbanks; cast, Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Donald Crisp.

The Wind (MGM, 1928); director, Victor Seastom (Sjostrom); screenplay, Francis Marion, from the novel by Dorothy Scarborough; cast, Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montague Love, Dorothy Cummings.

It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934); producer, Harry Cohn; director, Frank Capra; screenplay, Robert Riskin, based on the short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams; cast, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Connolly, Alan Hale.

A Night at the Opera (MGM, 1935); producer, Irving Thalberg; director, Sam Wood; screenplay, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, story by James Kevin McGuinness; cast, the Marx Brothers, Kitty Carlisle, Alan Jones, Margaret Dumont.

March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany (Time Inc., 1938); producer, Louis de Rochemont; director, Jack Glenn.

His Girl Friday (Columbia, 1940); producer/director, Howard Hawks; screenplay , Charles Lederer, based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur; cast, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart.

Cat People (RKO, 1942); producer, Val Lewton; director, Jacques Tourneur; screenplay, DeWitt Bodeen; cast, Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner Bros., 1942); producer, Hal Wallis; director, Michael Curtiz; screenplay, Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph, story by Buckner; cast, James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Rosemary De Camp.

Lassie Come Home (MGM, 1943); producer, Samuel Marx; director, Fred M. Wilcox; screenplay, Hugo Butler, based on the novel by Eric Knight; cast, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty, Elizabeth Taylor.

An American in Paris (MGM, 1951); producer, Arthur Freed; director, Vincente Minnelli; screenplay, Alan Jay Lerner; cast, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant.

Magical Maestro (MGM, 1952); producer, Fred Quimby; director, Tex Avery.

Eaux d’Artifice (Anger, 1953); producer/director, Kenneth Anger; cast, Carmillo Salvatorelli.

Shane (Paramount, 1953); producer/director, George Stevens; screenplay, A.B. Guthrie Jr. and Jack Sher, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer; cast, Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance.

Sweet Smell of Success (United Artists, 1957); producer, James Hill; director , Alexander Mackendrick; screenplay, Clifford Odets; adaptation, Ernest Lehman; cast, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Sam Levene.

Touch of Evil (Universal, 1958); producer, Albert Zugsmith; director/screenplay, Orson Welles, based on the novel by Whit Masterson; cast, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff.

Shadows (Lion Intl, 1959); Producers, Maurice McEndree, Seymour Cassel; director, John Cassavetes; cast, Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Herd, Rupert Crosse.

Nothing But a Man (Cinema V, 1964); producers, Robert Young, Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin; director, Roemer; screenplay, Young, Roemer; cast, Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster, Julius Harris.

Point of Order (Point Films, 1964); producers, Daniel Talbot, Emile de Antonio; director, de Antonio; writers, David Bazelon, Robert Rovere.

Badlands (Warner Bros., 1973); producer/director/screenplay, Terrence Malick; cast, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates.

The Godfather, Part II (Paramount, 1974); producers, Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos; director, Coppola; screenplay, Coppola, Mario Puzo , based on the novel by Puzo; cast, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro, Lee Strasberg.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (United Artists, 1975); producers, Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas; director, Milos Forman; screenplay, Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey; cast, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, William Redfield, Will Sampson.

Chulas Fronteras (Brazos Films, 1976); producer, Chris Strachwitz; director, Les Blank; with Flaco Jimenez, Los Alegres de Teran, Lydia Mendoza.

Blade Runner (Warner Bros., 1982); producer, Michael Deeley; director, Ridley Scott; screenplay, Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick; cast, Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy.

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