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National Film Registry 2006

Library of Congress Press Release

Films Selected to the 2006 National Film Registry, Library of Congress

1) Applause (1929)
2) The Big Trail (1930)
3) Blazing Saddles (1974)
4) The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916-17)
5) Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
6) Drums of Winter (1988)
7) Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 (1939-56)
8) Fargo (1996)
9) Flesh and the Devil (1927)
10) Groundhog Day (1993)
11) Halloween (1978)
12) In the Street (1948/52)
13) The Last Command (1928)
14) Notorious (1946)
15) Red Dust (1932)
16) Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971-72)
17) Rocky (1976)
18) Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
19) Siege (1940)
20) St. Louis Blues (1929)
21) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
22) Tess of the Storm Country (1914)
23) Think of Me First as a Person (1960-75)
24) A Time Out of War (1954)
25) Traffic in Souls (1913)

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12/27/06

Credits for Films Selected to the 2006 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) Applause (Paramount, 1929) 80 minutes, b&w, sound
Producer: Monta Bell
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Screenplay: Garrett Fort, based on the novel of the same name by Beth Brown

Cinematographer: George J. Folsey, A.S.C.
Editor: John Bassler
Songs: E.Y. Harburg, Jay Gorney, E. Ray Goetz, Joe Young, Pete Wendling, Dolly
Morse, Joe Burke, Billy Rose, Harry Link and “Fats” Waller
Cast: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish, Jr., Jack Cameron, Henry
Wadsworth, Dorothy Cumming

2) The Big Trail (Fox, 1930) 121 minutes, b&w (Grandeur version ca. 135 minutes)
Released in 35mm and Grandeur wide-screen process
Director: Raoul Walsh
Screenplay: Jack Peabody, Marie Boyle, Florence Postal and Fred Serser, based on a
story by Hal Evarts
Cinematographer: Lucien Andriot, A.S.C. and Arthur Edeson, A.S.C. (Grandeur camera)
Art Direction: Harold Miles
Editor: Jack Dennis
Music: Arthur Kay
Cast: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr., David Rollins, Ian Keith, Frederick Burton, Russ Powell, Charles Stevens, Louise Carver, William Mong, Dodo Newton, Ward Bond, Marcia Harris, Marjorie Leet, Emslie Emerson, Frank Rainboth, Andy Shufford, Helen Parrish, Jack Peabody, Gertrude Van Lent, Lucille Van Lent, De Witt Jennings, Alphonz Ethier

3) Blazing Saddles (Warner Bros., 1974) 93 minutes, Technicolor
Producer: Michael Hertzberg
Director: Mel Brooks
Screenplay: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor and
Alan Uger, based on a story by Andrew Bergman
Cinematographer: Joseph Biroc
Editors: John C. Howard and Danford Greene
Music: John Morris. Title song and lyrics by Morris and Mel Brooks
Production Design: Peter Wooley
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman,
Madeline Kahn, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, John Hillerman,
George Furth, Claude E. Starrett, Jr., Dom DeLouise, Count Basie

4) The Curse of Quon Gwon (Mandarin Film Company, 1916-17)
Originally 7-8 reels, silent, b&w, but film had been considered lost. Recently 34 minutes have been rediscovered, about 40% of the film.
Director/Writer: Marion Wong
Cast: Violet Wong, Harvey Soo Hoo, Marion Wong, Chin Shee

5) Daughter of Shanghai (Paramount, 1937) 63 minutes, b&w
Director: Robert Florey
Screenplay: Gladys Unger and Garnett Weston, based on a story by Weston
Cinematographer: Charles Schoenbaum, A.S.C.

Editor: Ellsworth Hoagland
Music Direction: Boris Morros
Art Directors: Hans Dreier and Robert Odell
Cast: Anna May Wong, Philip Ahn, Charles Bickford, Larry Crabbe, Cecil
Cunningham, J. Carrol Naish, Anthony Quinn, John Patterson, Evelyn Brent

6) Drums of Winter (Uksuum Cauyai) (Sarah Elder and Leonard Kamerling, 1988)
(90 minutes, color)
Director/Writer: Sarah Elder and Leonard Kamerling
Cinematographer: Leonard Kamerling
Editor: Sarah Elder

7) Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 (Harry Smith, 1939-56)
23 minutes, b&w and color
Original version was silent. Over the years, various music has been attached.
Director: Harry Smith

8) Fargo (Grammery Pictures, 1996) 97 minutes,color
Producer: Ethan Coen
Director: Joel Coen
Screenplay: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins, A.S.C.
Editor: Roderick Jaynes (Coen Brothers)
Music: Carter Burwell
Production Design: Rick Heinrichs
Art Direction: Thomas P. Wilkins
Set Decoration: Lauri Gaffin
Cast: Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Peter Stormare, Harve
Presnell, John Carroll Lynch, Kristin Rudrud, Steven Reevis, Steve Park, Jose
Feliciano

9) Flesh and the Devil (MGM, 1927) 112 minutes, silent, b&w
Director: Clarence Brown
Screenplay: Benjamin Glazer, based upon the novel The Undying Past by Hermann
Sudermann
Cinematographer: William Daniels, A.S.C.
Titles: Marian Ainslee
Editor: Lloyd Nosler
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Frederic Hope
Costume Design: André-ani
Cast: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent, George Fawcett,
Eugenie Besserer, Marc MacDermott, Marcelle Corday

10) Groundhog Day (Columbia, 1993) 103 minutes, color
Producers: Trevor Albert and Harold Ramis

Director: Harold Ramis
Writers: Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, based on a story by Rubin
Cinematographer: John Bailey, A.S.C.
Editor: Pembroke J. Herring
Music: George Fenton
Production Design: David Nichols
Art Direction: Peter Lansdown Smith
Set Design: Lisa Fischer and Karen Fletcher Trujillo
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian
Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick
Overton, Robin Duke

11) Halloween (Compass International, 1978) 93 minutes, color
Producer: Debra Hill
Director: John Carpenter
Screenplay: Debra Hill and John Carpenter
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey, A.S.C.
Music: John Carpenter
Editors: Tommy Wallace and Charles Burnstein
Production Design: Tommy Lee Wallace
Set Decoration: Craig Stearns
Cast: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Sandin, Nick Castle, Nancy Loomis,
P.J. Soles, Brian Andrews, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, John Michael
Graham, Nancy Stephens

12) In the Street (1948/1952) 16 minutes, b&w
Director: Helen Levitt
Cinematographers: Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb and James Agee
Music: Arthur Kleiner

13) The Last Command (Paramount, 1928) 88 minutes, silent, b&w
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Screenplay: John Goodrich, based on an original story by Lajos Biró
Titles: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Cinematographer: Bert Glennon, A.S.C.
Editor: William Shea
Art Direction: Hans Dreier
Cast: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Nicholas Soussanin, Michael
Visaroff, Jack Raymond

14) Notorious (RKO, 1946) 101 minutes, b&w
Producer/Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Ben Hecht
Cinematographer: Ted Tetzlaff, A.S.C.
Editor: Theron Warth

Art Direction: Albert S. D’Agostino and Carroll Clark
Set Decoration: Darrell Silvera and Claude Carpenter
Music: Roy Webb
Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Madame Konstantin,
Reinhold Schunzel, Moroni Olsen, Ivan Triesault, Alex Minotis

15) Red Dust (MGM1932) 83 minutes, b&w
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenplay: John Mahin, based on the play of the same name by Wilson Collison
Cinematographer: Harold Rosson, A.S.C.
Editor: Blanche Sewell
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons
Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Tully
Marshall, Forrester Harvey, Willie Fung

16) Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas, 1971-72)
89 minutes, color
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Jonas Mekas

17) Rocky (United Artists, 1976) 119 minutes, color
Producers: Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler
Director: John G. Avildsen
Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone
Cinematographer: James Crabe, A.S.C.
Editor: Richard Halsey
Music: Bill Conti
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith,
Joe Spinell, Thayer David, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Gambina

18) Sex, Lies and Videotape (Outlaw/Miramax, 1989) 101 minutes, color
Producers: Robert Newmyer and John Hardy
Director/Writer/Editor: Steven Soderbergh
Cinematographer: Walt Lloyd
Music: Cliff Martinez
Art Direction: Joanne Schmidt
Set Decoration: Victoria Snyder
Cast: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo, Ron
Vawter, Steven Brill, David Foil, Earl Taylor, Alexandra Root

19) Siege (RKO, 1940) 10 minutes, b&w
Cinematographer/Narrator: Julien Bryan

20) St. Louis Blues (Sack Amusement Enterprises/RKO, 1929) 16 minutes, sound, b&w
Director: Dudley Murphy
Screenplay: Dudley Murphy

Music: W.C. Handy and J. Rosamond Johnson:
Cinematographer: Walter Strenge, A.S.C.
Cast: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Jimmy Johnson, Isabel Washington

21) The T.A.M.I. Show (Electronovision Productions/American International
Pictures, 1964) 110 minutes, b&w
(Also known as Teenage Awards Music International, Teen Age Music International and Teenage Command Performance)
Filmed record of October 1964 rock and r&b concert performance at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Producer: Lee Savin
Director: Steve Binder
Cinematographer: Jim Kilgore
Performers include: James Brown and The Flames, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry,
Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Jan and Dean, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Smokey
Robinson and the Miracles, Lesley Gore, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, The
Barbarians

22) Tess of the Storm Country (Famous Players/Paramount, 1914)
5 reels, silent, b&w
Director: Edwin Stanton Porter
Screenplay: B.P. Schulberg, based on the novel of the same name by Grace Miller White
Cast: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Golden, David Hartford, Louise Dunlap,
W. R. Walters, Richard Garrick, Eugene Walter, Lorraine Thompson, Jack Henry

23) Think of Me First as a Person (1960-75) ca. 10 minutes
home movie/documentary
Cinematographer: Dwight Core
Editor: George Ingmire

24) A Time Out of War (Carnival Productions, 1954) 22 minutes, b&w
Director/Writer: Dennis Sanders
Cinematographer: Terry Sanders
Music: Frank Hamilton
Cast: Barry Atwater, Robert Sherry and Corey Allen

25) Traffic in Souls (IMP/Universal, 1913) 6 reels, silent, b&w
Director: George Loane Tucker
Screenplay: Walter MacNamara and Tucker
Cast: Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William Turner, Matt Moore, William Welsh, Mrs. Hudson
Lyston, William Cavanaugh, Irene Wallace

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