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TCM To Air Films Inducted Into 2020 National Film Registry

Tune in tomorrow, Dec. 15, as Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates films chosen to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage. Join TCM Host Jacqueline Stewart and Dr. Carla Hayden of The Library of Congress as they introduce six films from this year’s 25 honorees tomorrow on TCM.

The films in TCM’s tribute include:


The Battle of the Century (1927) – TCM Premiere
8:00pm ET

Laurel and Hardy star in this silent film, famous for using 3,000 pies in its fight scene, that was largely missing until 2015.


Lilies of the Field (1963)
8:30pm ET

An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.


Illusions (1982) – TCM Premiere
10:15pm ET

In 1942, a Black woman studio executive who appears to be white and an African American woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star are forced to come to grips with a society that perpetuates false images as status quo.


The Joy Luck Club (1993) – TCM Premiere
11:00pm ET


Four Asian-American women work through complicated relationships with their mothers.

Cabin in the Sky (1943)
1:30am ET

God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler.

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
3:15am ET

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

About TCM

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 26th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.