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TCM plans second classic film fest

  |   April 26, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it is making plans for a second TCM Classic Film Festival to be held in Hollywood in spring 2011.

The first edition of the four-day festival wrapped up Sunday.

"It's been a thrill for all of us at TCM that our first classic film festival has been such a success, so we're definitely going to do it again," TCM prime time host Robert Osborne said Sunday night, prior to the North American premiere of the restored version of the 1927 film "Metropolis. "It's been great fun bringing together so many legendary stars and movie fans in a place where they could interact and, at the same time, see great films. To paraphrase Bogart in 'Casablanca,' I think this is the beginning of a beautiful tradition."

The first festival included screenings of more than 50 films and appearances by celebrities such as Mel Brooks, Luise Rainer, Ernest Borgnine, Alec Baldwin, Eva Marie Saint, Tony Curtis, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Martin Landau, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Buck Henry, Eli Wallach, Esther Williams, Betty Garrett, Peter Bogdanovich, Stanley Donen, Norman Lloyd, Nancy Olson, Tim Roth, Illeana Douglas, Tab Hunter, Susan Kohner, Juanita Moore, Darryl Hickman, Curtis Hanson, John Badham, Richard Rush and special-effects artist Douglas Trumbull.

The festival also featured the showing of numerous restored films, including the opening-night event, the world premiere of the restored 1954 movie "A Star is Born."

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