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BOB DORIAN'S TOP 10 MOVIES TO HELP RING IN THE NEW YEAR

 WOODBURY, N.Y., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With New Year's Eve just around the corner, American Movie Classics (AMC) asked host Bob Dorian to use his vast film knowledge to compile a list of his top 10 choices of movies and stars to ring in the New Year.
 Dorian has become one of television's most popular and recognizable personalities as AMC's host. Each night he introduces AMC's evening fare of classic motion pictures, and provides a fascinating behind-the- scenes look at Hollywood's heyday by sharing facts and inside information about the greatest stars, directors and producers. He was recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the definitive introducer ... folksy yet sleek, gossipy but not salacious."
 10 "A Song Is Born" (1948) -- "Starring Danny Kaye and Virginia


Mayo, and featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman -- what more could you ask for?"
 9 "Whoopee!!" (1930) -- " Another bride, another June, another sunny honeymoon...' that was the reason for making whoopee (and on New Year's Eve, who needs a reason?)"
 8 "42nd Street" (1933) -- Busby Berkeley single-handedly invented the extravagant production numbers, which will put partygoers in a dancing mood."
 7 "Jezebel" (1938) -- "One of the finest performances ever turned in by the inimitable Bette Davis. It's Davis' crowning achievement for not getting Scarlett."
 6 "King Kong" (1933) -- "How fitting it is watching Kong in


Times Square during a New Year's Eve celebration."
 5 "Scarface" (1932) -- "The brilliance of director Howard Hawks will keep viewers enticed all evening long."
 4 "Shall We Dance" (1937) -- "Watching Fred and Ginger dance, in any movie, is a treat."
 3 "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) -- "Judy Garland knew how to wow an audience -- even an audience of two."
 2 "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) -- "One of the most meaningful and moving films ever made in Hollywood -- perfect for reflections on a new year."
 1 "Casablanca" (1942) -- " I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship' was also the ending of a beautiful movie, and a very fitting ending to 1992."
 Viewers can tune into the AMC New Year's Eve "Dance Through the Decades" festival which begins at 3 p.m. (ET) with 1930's "Whoopee!!" and continues throughout the evening with non-stop musicals.
 American Movie Classics is television's only 24-hour, all-classic Hollywood movie network. AMC is part of Rainbow Programming Holdings, Inc. which also includes Bravo, the SportsChannel Regional Network and is affiliated with SportsChannel America.
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 /CONTACT: Tracy Cooper or Jayne Wallace of American Movie Classics, 516-364-2222/


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