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National Film Registry 2004

Library of Congress Press Release

                                    EMBARGOED UNTIL 
                                        6 A.M. EST, 12/28/2004

                       FILMS SELECTED TO
                  LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - 2004 

1)   Ben-Hur (1959)
2)   The Blue Bird (1918)
3)   A Bronx Morning (1931)
4)   Clash of the Wolves (1925)
5)   The Court Jester (1956)
6)   D.O.A. (1950)
7)   Daughters of the Dust (1991)
8)   Duck and Cover (1951)
9)  Empire (1964) 
10) Enter the Dragon (1973)
11) Eraserhead (1978)
12) Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)
13) Going My Way (1944)         
14) Jailhouse Rock (1957)
15) Kannapolis, NC (1941)
16) Lady Helen's Escapade (1909)
17) The Nutty Professor (1963)
18) OffOn (1968)
19) Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
20) Pups is Pups (Our Gang) (1930)
21) Schindler's List (1993)
22) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
23) Swing Time (1936)
24) There It Is (1928)
25) Unforgiven (1992)

               Credits for Films Selected to 
              the 2004 National Film Registry 
                 of the Library of Congress
  [Note: Credits are provided for informational purposes only and in no way meant to be
  definitive or comprehensive] 
  1)   Ben-Hur   (MGM, 1959)    212 minutes, Technicolor
  Producer: Sam Zimbalist
  Director: William Wyler
  Cinematographer: Robert Surtees, A.S.C.
  Screenplay: Karl Tunberg, based on the General Lew Wallace novel
  Music: Miklos Rozsa
  Editors: Ralph E. Winters and John D. Dunning
  Art Direction: William A. Horning and Edward Carfagno
  Set Decoration: Hugh Hunt
  Special Effects: A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald and Milo Lory
  Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith,
       Martha Scott, Sam Jaffe, Cathy O'Donnell, and Finlay Currie.
  2)   The Blue Bird  (Famous Players-Lasky, 1918)  6 reels, silent, b&w
  Producer: Adolph Zukor
  Director: Maurice Tourneur
  Screenplay: Charles Maigne, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck
  Cinematographer: John van den Broek
  Settings: designed by Ben Carr‚
  Cast: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin Reed, Emma Lowry, William Gross,
       Florence Anderson,  Lillian Cook, Gertrude McCoy, Lyn Donelson
  3)   A Bronx Morning     (Jay Leyda, 1931)   11 minutes, silent, b&w
  Director: Jay Leyda
  4)   Clash of the Wolves      (Warner Bros., 1925)     74 minutes, silent, b&w
  Director: Noel Mason Smith
  Screenplay: Charles A. Logue
  Cinematographers: Alan Thompson and E.B. Dupar, A.S.C.
  Cast: Rin-Tin-Tin, June Marlowe, Charles Farrell, Heinie Conklin, William Walling,
       Pat Hartigan
  5)   The Court Jester    (Paramount, 1956)   101 minutes, sound, Technicolor,
  Producers/Directors/Screenplay: Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  Cinematographer: Ray June, A.S.C.
  Editor: Tom McAdoo
  Songs: Sylvia Fine and Sammy Cahn
  Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker,
       Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Edward Ashley and John Carradine
  6)   D.O.A.    (United Artists, 1950)   83 minutes, sound, b&w
  Producer: Leo C. Popkin
  Director: Rudolph Mat‚
  Screenplay: Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene
  Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo, A.S.C.
  Editor: Arthur H. Nadel
  Art Direction: Duncan Cramer
  Set Decoration: Al Orenbach
  Music: Dmitri Tiomkin
  Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Campbell, Lynn
       Baggett, William Ching, Neville Brand, Laurette Luez, Jerry Paris
  7)   Daughters of the Dust (Geechee Girls Productions, American Playhouse
       Theatrical Films/Kino International, 1991)   113 minutes, color, sound
  Producers: Julie Dash and Arthur Jafa
  Director/Screenplay: Julie Dash
  Cinematographer: Arthur Jafa
  Editors: Amy Carey and Joseph Burton
  Music: John Barnes
  Production Design: Kerry Marshall
  Art Direction: Michael Kelly Williams
  Cast: Cora Lee Day, Kaycee Moore, Alva Rogers, Adisa Anderson, Barbara O, Cheryl
       Lynn Bruce
  8)   Duck and Cover      (Archer Productions for the U.S. Federal Civil Defense
                           Administration, 1951)    9 minutes, sound, b&w
  Director: Anthony Rizzo
  Screenplay: Ray J. Mauer
  Art Direction: Lars Calonius
  9)  Empire     (Andy Warhol, 1964)      Silent, b&w, circa 8 hours
  Director: Andy Warhol
  Cinematographer: Jonas Mekas
  Cast: Andy Warhol
  10) Enter the Dragon     (Warner Bros., 1973)   97 minutes, sound, Technicolor
  Producers: Fred Waintraub and Paul Heller
  Director: Robert Clouse
  Screenplay: Michael Allin
  Cinematographer: Gilbert Hubbs
  Music: Lalo Schifrin
  Editors: Kurt Hirshler and George Watters
  Art Direction: James Wong Sun
  Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien, Bob Wall, Yang Sze, Ahna Capri
       and Angela Mao-Ying
  11) Eraserhead (David Lynch/AFI, 1978)  89 minutes, sound, b&w
  Producer/Director/Screenplay/Editor: David Lynch
  Cinematographers: Frederick Elmes, A.S.C. and Herbert Cardwell
  Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allan Joseph and Jeanne Bates
  12) Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (Flower Films, 1980)   51 minutes, sd., b&w
  Producer/Director/Cinematographer: Les Blank
  Editor: Maureen Gosling
  13) Going My Way    (Paramount, 1944)   126 minutes, sound, b&w
  Producer/Director: Leo McCarey
  Screenplay: Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, based on a story by McCarey
  Cinematographer: Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
  Editor: Leroy Stone
  Art Direction: Hans Dreier and William Flannery
  Set Decoration: Steve Seymour
  Songs: "Swing on a Star," "Going My Way," and "The Day After Forever" by
  Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen
  Cast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, Ris‰ Stevens, Jean Heather,
       James Brown, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley
  14) Jailhouse Rock  (MGM, 1957)    96 minutes, sound, b&w
  Producer: Pandro Berman
  Director: Richard Thorpe
  Screenplay: Guy Trosper, based on a story by Ned Young
  Cinematographer: Robert Bronner, A.S.C.
  Editor: Ralph E. Winters
  Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Hugh Sanders, Dean Jones and
       Don Burnet
  15) Kannapolis, NC (H. Lee Waters, 1941)     137 minutes, silent
  Director/Cinematographer: H. Lee Waters
  16) Lady Helen's Escapade          (Biograph, 1909)    ca. 10 minutes, silent, b&w
  Director: D. W. Griffith
  Cinematographer: G. W. Bitzer
  Cast: Florence Lawrence, David Miles, Anita Hendrie, Owen Moore, Dorothy West,
       Herbert Prior
  17) The Nutty Professor  (Paramount, 1963)   107 minutes, Technicolor, Sound
  Producer: Ernest D. Glucksman
  Director: Jerry Lewis
  Screenplay: Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond
  Cinematographer: W. Wallace Kelley, A.S.C.
  Music: Walter Scharf
  Editor: John Woodcock
  Cast: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Howard Morris and Kathleen Freeman
  18) OffOn (Scott Bartlett, 1968)        9 minutes, sound, color
  Director: Scott Bartlett
  Cinematographer: Tom DeWitt
  Video Assistant: Michael MacNamee
  Sound Designer: Manny Meyer
  19) Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor     (Fleischer/Paramount, 1936)
                                     17 minutes, Technicolor, sound
  Producer: Max Fleischer
  Director: Dave Fleischer
  Animation: Willard Bowsky, George Germanetti and Edward Nolan
  Music and Lyrics: Sammy Timburg, Bob Rothberg and Sammy Lerner
  20) Pups is Pups (Our Gang) (Hal Roach/MGM, 1930) 20 minutes, sound, b&w
  Director: Robert F. McGowan
  Story by Robert F. McGowan. Dialogue by H.M Walker
  Cast: Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Jackie Cooper, Norman
       'Chubby' Chaney, Dorothy DeBorba, Mary Ann Jackson, Lyle Tayo, Charles
  21) Schindler's List     (Amblin Entertainment/Universal, 1993)  195 minutes, sound,
  Producers: Steven Spielberg, Gerald Molen and Branko Lustig
  Director: Steven Spielberg
  Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally
  Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski, A.S.C.
  Editor: Michael Kahn
  Production Design: Allan Starski
  Music: John Williams
  Art Direction: Ewa Skoczkowska, Maciej Walczak, Ewa Tarnowska, Ryszard Melliwa
  and Grzegorz Piatowski
  Set Decoration: Ewa Braun
  Violin Solos: Itzhak Perlman
  Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle,
       Embeth Davidtz, Malgoscha Gebel, Shmulik Levy, Mark Ivanir
  22) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers     (MGM, 1954)    103 minutes, sound,
                                                         CinemaScope, color
  Producer: Jack Cummings
  Director: Stanley Donen
  Screenplay: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Dorothy Kingsley, based on a short
       story by Stephen Vincent Benet
  Cinematographer: George J. Folsey, A.S.C.
  Editor: Ralph E. Winters
  Choreography: Michael Kidd
  Music: Saul Chaplin and Adolph Deutsch
  Songs: Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer
  Cast: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Matt Mattox, Marc Platt, Jacques d'Amboise,
       Tommy Rall, Russ Tamblyn, Jane Powell, Julie Newmeyer, Nancy Kilgas,
       Betty Carr, Virginia Gibson, Norma Doggett
  23) Swing Time (RKO, 1936)    103 minutes, sound, b&w
  Producer: Pandro Berman
  Director: George Stevens
  Screenplay: Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott, based on a story by Erwin Gelsey
  Cinematographer: David Abel, A.S.C.
  Art Direction: Van Nest Polglase
  Editor: Henry Berman
  Music and Lyrics: Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields
  Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty
       Furness, Georges Metaxa and Landers Stevens
  24) There It Is     (Bowers Comedy Corp., 1928)   19 minutes, silent, b&w
  Producer/Writer: Charles R. Bowers
  Director/Cinematographer: Harold Muller
  Cast: Charles Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, Melbourne McDowell, Buster Brodie, Edgar
       "Blue" Washington
  25) Unforgiven (Malpaso Productions/Warner Bros., 1992)     127 minutes,
  Producer/Director: Clint Eastwood
  Writer: David Webb Peoples
  Cinematographer: Jack Green, A.S.C.
  Editor: Joel Cox
  Music: Lennie Niehaus
  Production Design: Henry Bumstead
  Art Direction: Rick Roberts and Adrian Gorton
  Set Decoration: Janice Blackie-Goodine
  Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz
       Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher

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