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24-Hour Tribute to the Library of Congress Film Archive
Remind Me
All Quiet on the Western Front

Introduction to Library of Congress Film Archive Tribute - 9/28-29

IN AN ONGOING SERIES of tributes to great American film repositories, TCM salutes the Library of Congress Film Archive, which houses 140 million feet of nitrate film dating back to the 1890s and has been responsible for restoring and preserving numerous movies. The Library of Congress is also responsible for the National Film Registry, an eclectic mix of "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" films.

Programming in our 24-hour tribute includes several TCM premieres from the Library's collection: The Constant Nymph (1943), a romantic drama starring Joan Fontaine and Charles Boyer; Two Heads on a Pillow (1934), a comedy about competing, once-married lawyers; four Will Rogers travelogue shorts once considered "lost films." Also showing is the television premiere of the Library's restoration of Lewis Milestone's Oscar®-winning All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) in a silent version markets and includes footage missing from the sound version.

Acting as co-host in the introduction of some films will be Dr. Patrick Loughney, Chief of the Library's Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.