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Each year, AFI presents another episode in its widely acclaimed series of CBS television specials, AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, which launched AFI's ongoing celebration of cinema's centennial. Each special honors a different aspect of excellence in American film.

This page features interviews previously broadcast as part of the CBS specials.

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Martin Scorsese On CITIZEN KANE

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Martin Scorsese On CITIZEN KANE
  • Martin Scorsese On CITIZEN KANE - 01:56
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Leonard Maltin On THE MALTESE FALCON
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Patrick Swayze: The Heart Of Dirty Dancing
  • Patrick Swayze: The Heart Of Dirty Dancing - 02:10
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Harold Ramis On THE WIZARD OF OZ
  • Harold Ramis On THE WIZARD OF OZ - 01:38
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James Earl Jones On Playing Darth Vader
  • James Earl Jones On Playing Darth Vader - 01:21
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Leonard Maltin On McCABE & MRS. MILLER
  • Leonard Maltin On McCABE & MRS. MILLER - 01:00
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Quentin Tarantino On The Black Suits Of Armor  In His Films
  • Quentin Tarantino On "The Black Suits Of Armor" In His Films - 02:14
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Michael J. Fox On BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • Michael J. Fox On BACK TO THE FUTURE - 02:23
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Harold Ramis On CADDYSHACK 30 Years Later
  • Harold Ramis On CADDYSHACK 30 Years Later - 01:36
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Clint Eastwood On Gene Hackmans Character In UNFORGIVEN
  • Clint Eastwood On Gene Hackman's Character In UNFORGIVEN - 01:35
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James Earl Jones On Playing Mufasa In THE LION KING
  • James Earl Jones On Playing Mufasa In THE LION KING - 00:33
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Jessica Alba On Romantic Comedies
  • Jessica Alba On Romantic Comedies - 00:43
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Rob Reiner On WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
  • Rob Reiner On WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 02:16
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Clint Eastwood: What Makes A Good Western
  • Clint Eastwood: What Makes A Good Western - 01:38
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Sidney Lumet On 12 ANGRY MEN
  • Sidney Lumet On 12 ANGRY MEN - 01:37
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Ridley Scott On Creating A Convincing Universe
  • Ridley Scott On Creating A Convincing Universe - 01:44
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Quentin Tarantino On His Characters From Pulp Fiction
  • Quentin Tarantino On His Characters From Pulp Fiction - 00:51
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Harold Ramis: The Difference Between Cliche And Convention
  • Harold Ramis: The Difference Between Cliche And Convention - 00:34
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Ridley Scott On The Three Stages Of The ALIEN Creature
  • Ridley Scott On The Three Stages Of The ALIEN Creature - 01:13
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Ridley Scott On The Dangers Of Digital Special Effects
  • Ridley Scott On The Dangers Of Digital Special Effects - 00:33
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Ridley Scott On Sigourney Weavers Portrayal of Ripley In ALIEN
  • Ridley Scott On Sigourney Weaver's Portrayal of Ripley In ALIEN - 01:09
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Ridley Scott On Harrison Ford As Deckard In BLADE RUNNER
  • Ridley Scott On Harrison Ford As Deckard In BLADE RUNNER - 02:03
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Ridley Scott - Is Deckard A Replicant?
  • Ridley Scott - Is Deckard A Replicant? - 01:27
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Harold Ramis On The Gopher In CADDYSHACK
  • Harold Ramis On The Gopher In CADDYSHACK - 00:35
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Harold Ramis: The Difference Between Cliche And Convention
  • Harold Ramis: The Difference Between Cliche And Convention - 00:34
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Harold Ramis: The Quotability Of CADDYSHACK
  • Harold Ramis: The Quotability Of CADDYSHACK - 01:31
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Harold Ramis: CADDYSHACK Is A Marx Brothers Comedy
  • Harold Ramis: CADDYSHACK Is A Marx Brothers Comedy - 01:09
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Harold Ramis On BULL DURHAM
  • Harold Ramis On BULL DURHAM - 00:33
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Harold Ramis On JERRY MAGUIRE
  • Harold Ramis On JERRY MAGUIRE - 01:01
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Quentin Tarantino: The Essential Elements Of Gangster Movies
  • Quentin Tarantino: The Essential Elements Of Gangster Movies - 00:44
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Quentin Tarantino: The Inspiration For Pulp Fiction
  • Quentin Tarantino: The Inspiration For Pulp Fiction - 01:39
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Quentin Tarantino Discusses Crime Dialogue
  • Quentin Tarantino Discusses Crime Dialogue - 00:55
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Quentin Tarantino On The Moral Choices In PULP FICTION
  • Quentin Tarantino On The Moral Choices In PULP FICTION - 01:54
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Quentin Tarantino On Being Named To AFI 10 Top 10 List
  • Quentin Tarantino On Being Named To AFI 10 Top 10 List - 01:20
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Clint Eastwood On How UNFORGIVEN Is A Uniquely Different Western
  • Clint Eastwood On How UNFORGIVEN Is A "Uniquely Different" Western - 01:23
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James Earl Jones On Being The Voice Of Darth Vader
  • James Earl Jones On Being The Voice Of Darth Vader - 01:04
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Rob Reiner On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama
  • Rob Reiner On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama - 00:57
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Rob Reiner On ANNIE HALL
  • Rob Reiner On ANNIE HALL - 01:19
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Rob Reiner On SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
  • Rob Reiner On SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - 01:09
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Rob Reiner On JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG
  • Rob Reiner On JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG - 01:21
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The Difference Between Stage Play & Screenplay for A FEW GOOD MEN
  • The Difference Between Stage Play & Screenplay for A FEW GOOD MEN - 02:03
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Rob Reiner on Military Code Reds
  • Rob Reiner on Military Code Reds - 01:15
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Daniel Stern On WESTERNS
  • Daniel Stern On WESTERNS - 01:40
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Daniel Stern On HOOSIERS
  • Daniel Stern On HOOSIERS - 01:47
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Daniel Stern On BREAKING AWAY
  • Daniel Stern On BREAKING AWAY - 01:18
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Daniel Stern On BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
  • Daniel Stern On BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID - 01:03
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Daniel Stern On ANNIE HALL
  • Daniel Stern On ANNIE HALL - 01:12
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Daniel Stern On WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
  • Daniel Stern On WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 00:55
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Daniel Stern On BONNIE AND CLYDE
  • Daniel Stern On BONNIE AND CLYDE - 01:44
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Daniel Stern On TITANIC
  • Daniel Stern On TITANIC - 01:07
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Daniel Stern On SCHINDLERS LIST
  • Daniel Stern On SCHINDLER'S LIST - 02:22
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Dennis Hopper On HOOSIERS
  • Dennis Hopper On HOOSIERS - 02:39
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Dominic Monaghan: How The Lord Of The Rings Novel Was Used On Set
  • Dominic Monaghan: How The Lord Of The Rings Novel Was Used On Set - 01:32
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Dominic Monaghan On What Makes A Great Fantasy Film
  • Dominic Monaghan On What Makes A Great Fantasy Film - 00:50
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Dominic Monaghan On Hobbits
  • Dominic Monaghan On Hobbits - 02:12
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Leonard Maltin On McCABE & MRS. MILLER
  • Leonard Maltin On McCABE & MRS. MILLER - 01:00
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Dominic Monaghan On Frodos Struggle In LORD OF THE RINGS
  • Dominic Monaghan On Frodo's Struggle In LORD OF THE RINGS - 02:55
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Dominic Monaghan Did Not Want Han Solo To Die
  • Dominic Monaghan Did Not Want Han Solo To Die - 01:00
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Dominic Monaghan On The Special Effects In LORD OF THE RINGS
  • Dominic Monaghan On The Special Effects In LORD OF THE RINGS - 02:04
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Ray Liotta On FIELD OF DREAMS
  • Ray Liotta On FIELD OF DREAMS - 00:55
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Ray Liotta On What Makes A Great Gangster Movie
  • Ray Liotta On What Makes A Great Gangster Movie - 01:06
  • 4.9 stars / 77
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Nathan Lane On THE LION KING
  • Nathan Lane On THE LION KING - 03:12
  • 4.98 stars / 366
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Susan Sarandon On The Authenticity Of BULL DURHAM
  • Susan Sarandon On The Authenticity Of BULL DURHAM - 01:21
  • 5 stars / 19
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Nathan Lane Compares BAMBI & THE LION KING
  • Nathan Lane Compares BAMBI & THE LION KING - 00:52
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Nathan Lane On KRAMER VS. KRAMER
  • Nathan Lane On KRAMER VS. KRAMER - 02:01
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Nathan Lanes Favorite Animated Movie? FINDING NEMO
  • Nathan Lane's Favorite Animated Movie? FINDING NEMO - 00:46
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Nathan Lane On THE LION KING
  • Nathan Lane On THE LION KING - 03:12
  • 4.98 stars / 366
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Susan Sarandon On BULL DURHAM & The Beauty Of Baseball
  • Susan Sarandon On BULL DURHAM & The Beauty Of Baseball - 01:31
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Susan Sarandon On The Characters Of BULL DURHAM
  • Susan Sarandon On The Characters Of BULL DURHAM - 01:36
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Sigourney Weaver Gives An Overview Of ALIEN
  • Sigourney Weaver Gives An Overview Of ALIEN - 01:30
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Sigourney Weaver On Ellen Ripley From The ALIEN Films
  • Sigourney Weaver On Ellen Ripley From The ALIEN Films - 02:02
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Sigourney Weaver On Ridley Scotts Vision For ALIEN
  • Sigourney Weaver On Ridley Scott's Vision For ALIEN - 01:40
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Sigourney Weaver On Her First Film Role In ANNIE HALL
  • Sigourney Weaver On Her First Film Role In ANNIE HALL - 00:45
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Sigourney Weaver On Pixar & Disneys FANTASIA
  • Sigourney Weaver On Pixar & Disney's FANTASIA - 01:47
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Roman Polanski: The Essential Elements Of A Mystery Film
  • Roman Polanski: The Essential Elements Of A Mystery Film - 00:41
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Sigourney Weaver On SNOW WHITE
  • Sigourney Weaver On SNOW WHITE - 01:58
  • 5 stars / 28
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Sigourney Weaver On The Classical Music In FANTASIA
  • Sigourney Weaver On The Classical Music In FANTASIA - 00:47
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Roman Polanski: CHINATOWN Is A Truly Tragic Story
  • Roman Polanski: CHINATOWN Is A Truly Tragic Story - 02:13
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Roman Polanski: Leave The Audience Wanting More
  • Roman Polanski: Leave The Audience Wanting More - 03:12
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Roman Polanski: The Legacy Of CHINATOWN
  • Roman Polanski: The Legacy Of CHINATOWN - 00:45
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Roman Polanski: Shooting CHINATOWN From Jake Gittes POV
  • Roman Polanski: Shooting CHINATOWN From Jake Gittes' POV - 01:28
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. On Accepting The Oscar For JERRY MAGUIRE
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. On Accepting The Oscar For JERRY MAGUIRE - 01:00
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. On HOOSIERS, RUDY & What Makes A Great Sports Movie
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. On HOOSIERS, RUDY & What Makes A Great Sports Movie - 01:18
  • 5 stars / 5
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Patrick Swayze Talks About Working With Jennifer Grey On DIRTY DANCING
  • Patrick Swayze Talks About Working With Jennifer Grey On DIRTY DANCING - 01:42
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Patrick Swayze Talks About Working With Jerry Orbach On DIRTY DANCING
  • Patrick Swayze Talks About Working With Jerry Orbach On DIRTY DANCING - 01:31
  • 5 stars / 66
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Patrick Swayze Hated The Line, Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
  • Patrick Swayze Hated The Line, "Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner" - 01:07
  • 4.91 stars / 328
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Patrick Swayze On Love Scenes
  • Patrick Swayze On Love Scenes - 01:03
  • 4.95 stars / 170
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. On BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. On BACK TO THE FUTURE - 02:10
  • 4.2 stars / 5
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. On E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. On E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL - 00:42
  • 5 stars / 2
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. Talks About Clint Eastwoods UNFORGIVEN
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. Talks About Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN - 01:33
  • 5 stars / 26
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. On BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. On BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID - 01:19
  • 5 stars / 4
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Sidney Lumet On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama
  • Sidney Lumet On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama - 01:15
  • 5 stars / 16
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Sidney Lumet On THE VERDICT
  • Sidney Lumet On THE VERDICT - 02:03
  • 4.85 stars / 26
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Sidney Lumet Loves Melodramas
  • Sidney Lumet Loves Melodramas - 01:07
  • 5 stars / 15
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Sidney Lumet On THE GODFATHER
  • Sidney Lumet On THE GODFATHER - 00:57
  • 5 stars / 53
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Elizabeth Perkins On Jimmy Stewart & Tom Hanks
  • Elizabeth Perkins On Jimmy Stewart & Tom Hanks - 00:40
  • 5 stars / 7
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Elizabeth Perkins On HAROLD AND MAUDE
  • Elizabeth Perkins On HAROLD AND MAUDE - 02:06
  • 4.91 stars / 43
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Elizabeth Perkins On McCABE & MRS. MILLER
  • Elizabeth Perkins On McCABE & MRS. MILLER - 01:04
  • 4.2 stars / 10
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Elizabeth Perkins On IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  • Elizabeth Perkins On IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - 01:36
  • 5 stars / 2
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Elizabeth Perkins On GONE WITH THE WIND
  • Elizabeth Perkins On GONE WITH THE WIND - 00:50
  • 5 stars / 8
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Elizabeth Perkins On REDS
  • Elizabeth Perkins On REDS - 00:54
  • 5 stars / 1
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Elizabeth Perkins On HIGH NOON
  • Elizabeth Perkins On HIGH NOON - 00:48
  • 5 stars / 3
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Leonard Maltin On THE WILD BUNCH
  • Leonard Maltin On THE WILD BUNCH - 01:52
  • 5 stars / 36
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Leonard Maltin On THE SEARCHERS
  • Leonard Maltin On THE SEARCHERS - 01:46
  • 4.86 stars / 28
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Leonard Maltin On DIAL M FOR MURDER
  • Leonard Maltin On DIAL M FOR MURDER - 02:10
  • 4.43 stars / 7
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Leonard Maltin On INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
  • Leonard Maltin On INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - 00:39
  • 5 stars / 1
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Leonard Maltin On THE VERDICT
  • Leonard Maltin On THE VERDICT - 01:20
  • 5 stars / 4
  • 3369 Views
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Leonard Maltin On IN COLD BLOOD
  • Leonard Maltin On IN COLD BLOOD - 01:28
  • 5 stars / 4
  • 1327 Views
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Leonard Maltin On SCARFACE
  • Leonard Maltin On SCARFACE - 02:22
  • 4.8 stars / 20
  • 5377 Views
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Leonard Maltin On Gangster Movies
  • Leonard Maltin On Gangster Movies - 00:56
  • 5 stars / 7
  • 1270 Views
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Leonard Maltin On Edward G. Robinson In LITTLE CAESAR
  • Leonard Maltin On Edward G. Robinson In LITTLE CAESAR - 01:16
  • 5 stars / 5
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Leonard Maltin On ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • Leonard Maltin On ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - 02:39
  • 4.56 stars / 9
  • 1193 Views
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Leonard Maltin On THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  • Leonard Maltin On THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - 01:50
  • 4.5 stars / 8
  • 2074 Views
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Leonard Maltin On THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD
  • Leonard Maltin On THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD - 02:14
  • 5 stars / 5
  • 1245 Views
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Leonard Maltin On KING KONG
  • Leonard Maltin On KING KONG - 02:29
  • 4.85 stars / 26
  • 4422 Views
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Talia Shire On The Royal Corleone Family
  • Talia Shire On The Royal Corleone Family - 01:54
  • 5 stars / 20
  • 17881 Views
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Lynn Redgrave on Sophia Loren
  • Lynn Redgrave on Sophia Loren - 02:09
  • 5 stars / 30
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