Chevy Chase Chooses His Film Faves

What? No National Lampoon'sChristmas Vacation?

Chevy Chase, the master of such low-brow film comedies as Caddshack and Fletch,  aimed high and looked back a ways for his movie picks as guest scheduler for Turner Classic Movies.
For his January 15 turn on the long-running "Guest Programmer" segment with TCM host Robert Osborne, Chase picked as his favorite movies Chaplin's The Gold Rush (1925); the1962 O'Toole de force Lawrence of Arabia, and the 1950 Akira Kurosawa classic Rashomon with Toshiro Mifume.

Chase will talk about the method behind his choices on the show.

The comedian was back in the news this week when President George Bush referenced his lampoon of the late Gerald Ford during Ford's memorial service in Washington.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.