In 2012, The Daily Beast website got Robert Osborne to write about 11 of his "Secret Favorite Movies" which TCM would show in a TCM Classic Movie Festival in Los Angeles.

It was his contention that "variety is what's lacking in theaters today." The 11 films he chose were:

"The Big Clock" (1948) starring Ray Milland and Charles Laughton, directed by John Farrow

"Dodsworth" (1936) Starring Walter Huston, directed by William Wyler, based on a novel by Sinclair Lewis

"Hobson's Choice" (1954) Starring John Mills and Charles Laughton, directed by David Lean

"Indiscreet" (1958) Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, directed by Stanley Donen

"The Mating Season" (1951) Starring Gene Tierney, John Lund and the eternally scene-stealing Thelma Ritter

"My Name is Julia Ross" (1945) Starring Nina Foch and Dame May Whitty

"The Narrow Margin" (1952) Starring Marie Windsor and Charles McGraw and directed by Richard Fleischer

"Remember the Night" (1940) Strarring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, written by Preston Sturges directed by Mitchell Leisen

"Roughly Speaking" (1945) Starring Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson, directed by Michael Curtiz

"The Tall Target" (1951) Starring Dick Powell and Adolph Menjou, directed by Anthony Mann

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