TCM Classic Film Festival 2014

The final day of the festival began with an early screening of National Velvet (1944), honoring the memory of the recently deceased Mickey Rooney. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a screening of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), which included a 45 minute discussion of the film. Academy Award winner Alan Arkin recorded a special Live From The TCM Classic Film Festival with Robert Osborne at the Montalban Theater which will air on TCM later this year.


Maureen O’Hara talks with fans in Club TCM.

Screening included:

  • Repeat screenings of previously sold out films 5th Avenue Girl (1939), On Approval (1944), Employees’ Entrance (1933) and The Great Gatsby (1949)
  • Alan Arkin spoke with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz before a screening of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
  • A special 75th Anniversary screening of Gone With The Wind
  • The Wizard of Oz was presented in IMAX 3D
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (1927) with live accompaniment provided by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Alan Arkin laughs during his discussion with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz

Alan Arkin laughs during his discussion with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz.

The festival ended with a blow-out party in the Hollywood Roosevelt, where TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz gave a champagne toast to the festival goers, as well as in celebration of the channel’s 20th anniversary on April 14th. Osborne stressed that the theme went beyond the movies, and included the fans of TCM as part of one big happy family.

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