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1)   CIVILIZATION (1916)

2)   DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)


4)   DUCK AMUCK (1953)


6)   GUNGA DIN (1939)


8)   JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959)


10) THE KISS   (1896)

11) KISS ME DEADLY (1955)

12) LAMBCHOPS (1929)

13) LAURA (1944)

14) MASTER HANDS (1936)

15) MY MAN GODFREY (1936)




19) ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)





24) THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

25) WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942)

Credits for Films Selected to the
National Film Registry, 1999

Note: These credits are unofficial and provided for informational purposes only.

1)  Civilization		(Thomas Ince, 1916)		10 reels, silent, b&w;

Producer: Thomas Ince
Directors: Raymond West and Reginald Barker
Screenplay: C. Gardner Sullivan
	Cinematographers: Irvin Willat; Joseph August, A.S.C.,; Dal Clawson, A.S.C.; O. M. Grove; Clyde De Vinna, A.S.C.; Robert Newhard, A.S.C.; J. D. Jennings, A.S.C.; and Charles Kaufman
Musical accompaniment composed by Victor Schertzinger
Editor: LeRoy Stone

Cast:  Herschel Mayall, Lola May, Howard Hickman, Enid Markey, George Fisher, J. 
	Frank Burke, Charles K. French, J. Barney Sherry, Jerome Storm, Ethel Ullman, Kate Bruce, Lillian Read, Alice Terry, Claire DuBrey

2)  Do the Right Thing   (40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Universal, 1989)	
							120 minutes, color

Producer/Director/Writer: Spike Lee
Cinematographer: Ernest Dickerson, A.S.C.
Editor: Barry Alexander Brown
Music: Bill Lee
Art Director: Wynn Thomas

	Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Robin Harris, Sam Jackson, Rosie Perez, and Roger Guenveur Smith.

3)  The Docks of New York   (Famous Players Lasky-Paramount, 1928) 8 reels, silent, b&w;

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Screenplay: Jules Furthman, based on a story by John Monk Saunders
Titles: Julian Johnson
Cinematographer: Harold Rosson, A.S.C. 
Editor: Helen Lewis
Art Director: Hans Dreier

	Cast: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Baclanova, Clyde Cook, Mitchell Lewis, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Guy Oliver, May Foster, Lillian Worth.

4)  Duck Amuck   (Warner Bros., 1953)		7 minutes, Technicolor
Director: Charles M. (Chuck) Jones
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Ben Washam, Ken Harris, Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip De Guard
Voices: Mel Blanc
Musical direction: Carl W. Stalling

Cast: Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny

5)  The Emperor Jones   (Krimsky-Cochran/United Artists, 1933)	72 minutes, b&w;

Producers: John Krimsky, Gifford Cochran and William C. De Mille
Director: Dudley Murphy
Screenplay: DuBose Heyward, based on the play by Eugene O'Neill
Cinematographer: Ernest Haller, A.S.C.
Editor: Grant Whytock
Musical arrangement: Rosamond Johnson
Art Director: Herman Rosse

Cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George
	Haymid Stamper, Jackie Mayble, Blueboy O'Connor, and Brandon Evans.

6)  Gunga Din		(RKO, 1939)			117 minutes, b&w;

Producer/Director: George Stevens
	Screenplay: Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol, based on a story by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, inspired by the Rudyard Kipling poem
Cinematographer: Joseph August, A.S.C.
Music: Alfred Newman
Art Directors: Van Nest Polglase and Perry Ferguson
Editors: Henry Berman and John Lockert

	Cast: Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sam Jaffe, Eduardo Ciannelli, Joan Fontaine, Montagu Love, Abner Biberman

7)  In the Land of the Head-Hunters (aka In the Land of the War Canoes)
		(Seattle Film Co./World Film Co.1914) 	ca. 50 minutes, silent, b&w;

Director/Screenplay: Edward S. Curtis

A photo-play of life among the Kwakiutl-speaking Indians of northern British Columbia and southern Alaska

8)  Jazz on a Summer's Day	(Raven Film/Galaxy Productions, 1959)	85 minutes, color

Director: Bert Stern
Cinematographers: Bert Stern, Ray Phelan and Courtney Hafela
Screenplay and Story: Arnold Perl and Albert D'Annibale
Commentary: Albert D'Annibale and Arnold Perl 
Editor: Aram Avakian

Features: Jimmy Giuffre Trio, Thelonious Monk, Henry Grimes, Sonny Stitt, Sal Salvadore, Anita
	O'Day, George Shearing Quintet, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Big Maybelle, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton Quintet, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Mahalia Jackson.

9)  King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis	(Commonwealth United, 1970)
						185 minutes, b&w;

Producer: Ely Landau
Associate Producer: Richard Kaplan
Directors: Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Editors: Lora Hayes and John Carter
Music: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Narrators: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Clarence Williams III,
	Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier

10) The Kiss		(Edison Mfg. Co./S. Lubin, 1896)	50 feet, silent, b&w;

Cast: May Irwin and John Rice 

11)  Kiss Me Deadly		(Parklane/United Artists, 1955)		105 minutes, b&w;

Producer/Director: Robert Aldrich
Screenplay: A.I. Bezzerides from the Mickey Spillane novel
Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo, A.S.C.
Editor: Mike Luciano
Music: Frank DeVol

Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr,
	Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers, Leigh Snowden, Jack Elam

12)  Lambchops		(Vitaphone,  1929)		8 minutes, b&w;

Cast: George Burns and Gracie Allen

13)  Laura		(20th Century-Fox, 1944)		85 minutes, b&w;

Producer/Director: Otto Preminger
Screenplay: Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt, based on the Vera Caspary
Cinematographer: Joseph LaShelle, A.S.C.
Music: David Raksin
Editor: Louis Loeffler
Art Directors: Lyle R. Wheeler and Leland Fuller

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy
	Adams, James Flavin, Clyde Fillmore, Ralph Dunn, Grant Mitchell, Kathleen Howard, Lee Tung Foo, Cy Kendall

14)  Master Hands	(Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet Motor Company, 1936)
				33 minutes, b&w;

Cinematographer: Gordon Avil, A.S.C.
Orchestral Score: Samuel Benavie. Performed by the Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra
Editor: Vincent Herman

Filmed at the Chevrolet plants in Flint, Michigan.

15)  My Man Godfrey		(Universal, 1936)		95 minutes, b&w;

Producer: Charles R. Rogers 
Director: Gregory La Cava
Screenplay: Morris Ryskind and Eric Hatch, based on a story by Hatch and his novel Ten Eleven
Cinematographer: Ted Tetzlaff, A.S.C.
Music: Charles Previn
Editor: Ted Kent
Art Director: Charles D. Hall

Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, 
Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Franklin Pangborn, Grady Sutton, Ed Gargan

16)  Night of the Living Dead	(Image Ten/Continental, 1968)	96 minutes, b&w;

Producers: Russell Streiner and Karl Hardman
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: George Romero
Screenplay: John Russo, based on a story by Romero

Cast: Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne, Judith 
Ridley, Marilyn Eastman, Kyra Schon, Bill Heinzman, Charles Craig, Frank Doak, George Kosana

17)  The Plow That Broke the Plains	(Pare Lorentz/Resettlement Administration, 1936)								(25 minutes, b&w;)
Director/Writer: Pare Lorentz
Editor: Leo Zochling
Narrator: Thomas Chalmers
Music: Virgil Thomson

18)  Raiders of the Lost Ark		(Paramount, 1981)		115 minutes, color

Producer: Frank Marshall
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman
Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe
Music: John Williams
Editor: Michael Kahn
Art Director: Norman Reynolds

Cast:  Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Wolf Kahler, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John 
Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Anthony Higgins, Alfred Molina, Vic Tablian

19)  Roman Holiday		(Paramount, 1953)		119 minutes, b&w;

Producer/Director:  William Wyler
Screenplay: Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton, story by Dalton Trumbo
Cinematographers: Franz Planer, A.S.C. and Henri Alekan
Music: Georges Auric
Editor: Robert Swink
Art Directors: Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, 
Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli

20)  The Shop Around the Corner		(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940)	
97 minutes, b&w;

Producer/Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay: Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Illatszertar [Perfumerie] by Nikolaus Laszlo
Cinematographer: William Daniels, A.S.C.
Music: Werner Heymann
Editor: Gene Ruggiero
Art Directors: Cedric Gibbons and Wade B. Rubottom

Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, 
	Felix Bressart, William Tracy, Charles Halton, Charles Smith, Inez Courtney

21)  A Streetcar Named Desire		(Warner Bros., 1951)		122 minutes, b&w;

Producer: Charles Feldman
Director: Elia Kazan
Screenplay: Tennessee Williams, from Oscar Saul's adaptation of the play by Williams
Cinematographer: Harry Stradling, A.S.C.
Music: Alex North
Editor: David Weisbart
Art Director: Richard Day

Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Peg
	 Hillias, Wright King, Richard Garrick, Ann Dere, Edna Thomas

22)  The Ten Commandments		(Paramount, 1956)		
						219 minutes, VistaVision, Technicolor

Producer/Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenplay: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, and Fredric M. Frank, based on
	texts of Josephus, Eusebius and Philo; The Midrash; Old Testament Scriptures; Prince of Egypt, a novel by Dorothy Clarke Wilson; Pillar of Fire, a novel by Rev. J.  H. Ingraham; and On Eagles' Wings, a novel by Rev. A. E. Southon
Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs, A.S.C.
Music: Elmer Bernstein
Editor: Anne Bauchens
Art Directors: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler and Albert Nozaki

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo,
	Debra Paget, John Derek, Nina Foch, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, Henry Wilcoxon, John Carradine, Olive Deering, H. B. Warner, Ian Keith, Woodrow Strode

23)  Trance and Dance in Bali	(Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead, 1938-39) 
						(22 minutes, sound, b&w;)

Anthropological footage taken in 1938-39 (released in 1952) of the kris dance, a Balinese ceremonial dance drama.

Writer/Narrator: Margaret Mead
Cinematographer: Gregory Bateson

24)  The Wild Bunch	(Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, 1969)	148 minutes, Technicolor

Producer: Phil Feldman
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Screenplay: Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah, based on a story by Green and Roy N. Sickner
Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard, A.S.C.
Music: Jerry Fielding
Editor: Louis Lombardo
Art Director: Edward Carrere

Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates,
	Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernandez, Strother Martin, Albert Dekker, Bo Hopkins, L. Q. Jones

25)  Woman of the Year		(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942)	112 minutes, b&w;

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director: George Stevens
Original Screenplay and Story by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin. Contributing writer: John
	Lee Mahin
Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C.
Music: Franz Waxman
Editor: Frank Sullivan
Art Director: Cedric Gibbons

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William
	Bendix, Gladys Blake, Dan Tobin, Roscoe Karns, William Tannen

Librarian of Congress Names 25 More Films to National Film

                              Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced his annual
                              selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry.
                              (See attached list.) This group of titles brings the total number of films
                              placed on the Registry to 275.

                              Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the
                              Librarian of Congress names 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically"
                              significant motion pictures to the Registry. The list is designed to reflect the
                              full breadth and diversity of America's film heritage, thus increasing public
                              awareness of the richness of American cinema and the need for its

                              "Taken together, the 275 films in the National Film Registry represent a
                              stunning range of American filmmaking -- including Hollywood features,
                              documentaries, avant-garde and amateur productions, films of regional
                              interest, ethnic, animated, and short film subjects -- all deserving
                              recognition, preservation and access by future generations. As we approach
                              the Millennium, the Registry stands among the finest summations of
                              American cinema's wondrous first century" said Dr. Billington.

                              The Librarian chose this year's titles after evaluating more than a thousand
                              titles nominated by the public and following intensive discussions, both with
                              the distinguished members and alternates of his advisory body, the National
                              Film Preservation Board, whom the Librarian consults both on Registry film
                              selection and national film preservation policy, and the Library's own Motion
                              Picture Division staff.

                              Dr. Billington added, "I am especially pleased that several Registry titles
                              this year resulted from public input gathered through the "Candidates for the
                              National Film Registry" screenings here in Washington."

                              "Our film heritage is America's living past. It celebrates the creativity and
                              inventiveness of diverse communities and our nation as a whole. By
                              preserving American films, we safeguard our history and build toward the
                              future," said the Librarian.

                              "Despite the heroic efforts of archives, the motion picture industry and
                              others, America's film heritage, by any measure, is an endangered species.
                              Fifty percent of the films produced before 1950 and at least 90 percent
                              made before 1920 have disappeared forever. Sadly, our enthusiasm for
                              watching films has proved far greater than our commitment to preserving
                              them. And, ominously, more films are lost each year -- through the ravages
                              of nitrate deterioration, color-fading and the recently discovered 'vinegar
                              syndrome,' which threatens the acetate-based (safety) film stock on which
                              the vast majority of motion pictures, past and present, have been
                              preserved," said Dr. Billington.

                              For each title named to the Registry, the Library of Congress works to
                              ensure that the film is preserved for all time, either through the Library's
                              massive motion picture preservation program at Dayton, Ohio, or through
                              collaborative ventures with other archives, motion picture studios, and
                              independent filmmakers. The Library of Congress contains the largest
                              collections of film and television in the world, from the earliest surviving
                              copyrighted motion picture to the latest feature releases.

                              For more information, please consult the National Film Preservation Board
                              Web site:

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                                Films Selected to the National Film Registry Library of Congress -

                                 1.Civilization (1916) 
                                 2.Do the Right Thing (1989) 
                                 3.The Docks of New York (1928) 
                                 4.Duck Amuck (1953) 
                                 5.The Emperor Jones (1933) 
                                 6.Gunga Din (1939) 
                                 7.In the Land of the Head-Hunters (a.k.a. In the Land of the War
                                   Canoes) (1914) 
                                 8.Jazz On A Summer's Day (1959) 
                                 9.King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) 
                                10.The Kiss (1896) 
                                11.Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 
                                12.Lambchops (1929) 
                                13.Laura (1944) 
                                14.Master Hands (1936) 
                                15.My Man Godfrey (1936) 
                                16.Night of the Living Dead (1968) 
                                17.The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) 
                                18.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 
                                19.Roman Holiday (1953) 
                                20.The Shop Around the Corner (1940) 
                                21.A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 
                                22.The Ten Commandments (1956) 
                                23.Trance and Dance in Bali (1938-39) 
                                24.The Wild Bunch (1969) 
                                25.Woman of the Year (1942) 

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