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Presidents' favorite films

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Hillary wasn't president.

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Jimmy Carter watching a movie every three nights is hard to believe. I wonder if he was actually present for all of the White House screenings.

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Looks like Presidents have too much free time in the White House, impressive list of movies.

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There are a lot of great ones in his list. Some repeats like Star Wars twice in a month make me suspect he wasn't always in the room when the screenings took place. The second day it was shown two other movies played before it. I find it hard to believe a president has time to watch 6 or more hours of movies in a day.

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Carter was a true movie buff. Hillary was never President.

Here's Nixon's list

https://www.openculture.com/2015/09/the-2000-films-watched-by-presidents-nixon-carter-reagan-in-the-white-house.html

What Nixon Saw and
When He Saw It
by Mark Feeney
Appendix from Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

This list of Nixon screenings is primarily drawn from the President's Daily Diary, which was kept by the Secret Service throughout his presidency. During much of 1969, the diary was kept in a sketchier fashion than during 1970–73. In December 1973, the White House became increasingly anxious about leaks as Watergate worsened and directed the Secret Service to keep a less detailed record of the president's daily schedule.

Citations that do not list a date, site, or both, are drawn from one of three sources: The Haldeman Diaries; a 1970 memorandum Rose Mary Woods prepared in response to a Newsweek query as to what films Nixon had seen while president; or, from the second half of December 1973 until August 1974, the personal logs kept by White House projectionist Paul Fisher.

I am very grateful to Mr. Fischer for sharing that information, as well as to Irv Letofsky for putting me in touch with him.

Key to screening sites:
WH White House
CD Camp David
KB Key Biscayne
SC San Clemente
PS Walter Annenberg's Palm Springs estate
GC Robert Abplanalp's Grand Cay home
CB Caneel Bay Plantation
MI Minot Island, Maine
AI Thomas McCabe's residence on Assateague Island, Maryland



1969
Film

Date

Site
The Shoes of the Fisherman 1/22 WH
The Sound of Music 2/14 WH
The Sand Pebbles
2/15
3/29 CD
CD
Play Dirty 4/12 CD
Doctor Zhivago 4/19 CD
Where Eagles Dare 4/25 CD
Camelot 5/17 KB
A Man for All Seasons 5/23 CD
Mayerling 5/29 KB
Twisted Nerve 5/30 KB
Bullitt 5/31 KB
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 6/4 SC
Shalako 6/5 SC
Support Your Local Sheriff 6/20 CD
True Grit 6/28 WH
The Bridge on the River Kwai 7/2 KB
My Side of the Mountain 7/5 KB
Sound of Anger 7/11 CD
My Little Chickadee 7/17 CD
West Side Story 7/18 CD
The Odd Couple 7/26 CD
Gigi 8/? SC
The Happiest Millionaire 8/? SC
Dead Run 8/? SC
The Guns of Navarone 8/? SC
The Longest Day 8/? SC
The Dirty Dozen 8/13 CD
Their Finest Hour 8/14 WH
Born Free 9/19 CD
How to Commit Marriage 10/11 CD
Hard Contract 10/17 WH
Roman Holiday 10/18 WH
The Scalphunters 10/24 CD
Oliver! 11/1 CD
The Bridge at Remagen 11/6 CD
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 11/15 CD
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 11/22 CD
Cat Ballou 11/27 KB
The Great Bank Robbery 11/28 KB
The Undefeated 11/29 KB
The Pink Jungle 12/13 CD
P.J. 12/14 CD
Marooned 12/20 WH
Hello, Dolly 12/26 WH
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 12/31 SC


1970
Film

Date

Site
The Sea Gull 1/1 SC
Sweet Charity 1/3 SC
The Robe 1/4 PS
Around the World in 80 Days 1/5 PS
Those Were the Happy Times 1/6 SC
The Sterile Cuckoo 1/7 CD
Civilisation 1/? WH
Paint Your Wagon 1/24 CD
Cactus Flower 1/31 CD
The Secret of Santa Vittoria 2/7 CD
No Time for Sergeants 2/12 KB
Hawaii 2/13 KB
Anne of the Thousand Days 2/? CD
Quo Vadis 3/6 KB
To Catch a Thief 3/13 CD
Paper Lion 3/26 KB
Funny Girl 3/28 KB
The Stalking Moon 3/29 KB
Hamlet 4/3 CD
Patton 4/4 WH
The Caine Mutiny 4/6 WH
My Fair Lady 4/14 CD
The Cincinnati Kid 4/24 CD
Patton 4/25 WH
The Last Hurrah 5/1 CD
The Blue Max 5/2 CD
Sunrise at Campobello 5/6 WH
Topkapi 5/12 WH
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 5/13 WH
Oklahoma! 5/14 KB
Before Winter Comes 5/15 KB
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 5/17 KB
Ice Station Zebra 5/22 CD
The Cardinal 5/23 CD
The Train 5/29 WH
How the West Was Won 5/30 KB
Smith 6/6 CD
Patton 6/12 KB
The Battle of Britain 6/13 KB
War and Peace 6/19 CD
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 6/21 CD
The Egg and I 6/25 SC
Flower Drum Song 6/26 SC
Auntie Mame 7/1 SC
Father Goose 7/3 SC
The Professionals 7/5 SC
Our Man in Havana 7/? CD
The Out-of-Towners 7/25 SC
Bell, Book and Candle 7/26 SC
Chisum 7/31 SC
Swiss Family Robinson 8/2 SC
Cromwell 8/7 CD
The Cross and the Switchblade 8/8 CD
The Sicilian Clan 8/15 CD
Dial M for Murder 8/22 SC
Born Yesterday 8/23 SC
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 8/24 SC
Mister Roberts 8/25 SC
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8/28 SC
Wilson 8/30 SC
Chisum 8/31 SC
The Roaring Twenties 9/4 SC
The Big Country 9/5 SC
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 9/11 CD
McCloud 9/12 CD
Operation Cross Eagles 9/? CD
The Chairman 9/? WH
A Place in History 9/? WH
The Unsinkable Molly Brown 9/? WH
Giant 10/8 KB
The Country Girl 10/9 KB
Mildred Pierce 10/10 KB
The Americanization of Emily 11/2 SC
Khartoum 11/6 KB
The African Queen 11/7 KB
Walk, Don't Run 11/9 GC
Goodbye, Mr. Chips 11/13 WH
How Do I Love Thee? 11/14 CD
Richard III 11/20 CD
Tora! Tora! Tora! 11/26 WH
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 11/27 WH
The Greatest Show on Earth 11/28 CD
Good Sam 12/5 CD
Stagecoach 12/19 WH
Love Story 12/24 WH
You Can't Take It with You 12/25 WH
Pursuit of the Graf Spee 12/26 CD


1971
Film

Date

Site
Anatomy of a Murder 1/1 CD
Barabbas 1/2 CD
Citizen Kane 1/5 WH
All About Eve 1/7 SC
Mississippi 1/8 SC
Gigi 1/9 SC
Torn Curtain 1/11 SC
Doctor Zhivago 1/15 CD
Sitting Pretty 1/16 CD
Song of Norway 1/25 WH
Spartacus (Trumbo) 1/29 CB
High Society 1/30 CB
The Iron Petticoat 1/31 CB
Dr. Day Revisited and A Man Named Lombardi 2/6 CD
Four W. C. Fields shorts 2/11 KB
The Great Chase 2/12 GC
Gone with the Wind 2/13–14 KB
Friendly Persuasion 2/20 CD
Around the World in 80 Days 2/27 CD
Lawrence of Arabia 3/3 CD
Lawrence of Arabia, part 2 3/6 CD
In Harm's Way 3/12 KB
The Sundowners 3/13 KB
The Flight of the Phoenix 3/14 GC
Arabesque 3/27 SC
A Man Could Get Killed 3/29 SC
Sahara 4/2 SC
The List of Adrian Messenger 4/3 SC
Rio Lobo 4/4 SC
Ryan's Daughter 4/10 CD
A New Leaf 4/71 WH
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 4/71 CD
Captain Horatio Hornblower 4/30 SC
Houseboat 5/1 SC
The High Commissioner 5/2 SC
The Egyptian 5/14 KB
Ship of Fools 5/16 KB
The Lady from Shanghai 5/21 WH
Take the Money and Run 5/22 KB
Red Sky at Morning 5/23 KB
Red Ball Express 5/24 KB
Waterloo 5/29 CD
Plaza Suite 5/30 CD
Rose Marie 6/5 CD
The Cheyenne Social Club 6/6 CD
Broken Lance 6/18 KB
Donovan's Reef 6/19 KB
Zeppelin 6/25 CD
Shane 6/26 CD
Proudly They Came and Valdez Is Coming 7/4 CD
All the Brothers Were Valiant 7/7 SC
Breakfast at Tiffany's 7/8 SC
The Apartment 7/9 SC
The Quiet Man 7/11 SC
Diamond Head 7/13 SC
They Might Be Giants 7/14 SC
Raid on Rommel 7/16 SC
Damn Yankees 7/17 SC
The Last Valley 7/24 CD
That Touch of Mink 7/25 CD
The Barbarian and the Geisha 7/31 CD
A Fistful of Dollars 8/6 MI
The Conqueror 8/7 MI
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 8/9 SC
The Virginian 8/17 SC
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 8/21 SC
The Bridges at Toko-Ri 8/22 SC
El Cid 8/23 SC
The Fortune Cookie 8/24 SC
The Ipcress File 8/27 SC
Shanghai Express 8/29 SC
Send Me No Flowers 8/30 SC
The Alamo 9/5 CD
Big Jake 9/11 CD
Hud 9/17 CD
Cleopatra 9/18–19 CD
The Sheepman 9/20 WH
Wild Rovers 9/24 WH
The Grass Is Greener 10/1 KB
To Kill a Mockingbird 10/3 KB
The Red Tent 10/9 CD
The Bravados 10/10 WH
Beau James 10/15 CD
Klute 10/24 CD
Under the Yum-Yum Tree 11/5 KB
Wait Until Dark 11/7 KB
San Francisco 11/12 CD
The Bad and the Beautiful 11/13 CD
Suspicion 11/20 CD
Gaslight 11/25 SC
Cannon for Cordoba 12/3 KB
The Badlanders 12/16 KB
The Last Run 12/17 KB
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 12/19 WH
The Night Visitor 12/22 CD
Brian's Song 12/23 CD
Nicholas and Alexandra 12/25 WH
Love in the Afternoon 12/29 KB
The Lonely Profession 12/30 KB


1972
Film

Date

Site
The Brothers Karamazov 1/7 SC
Hotel 1/13 CD
Papa's Delicate Condition 1/14 CD
Lawman 1/15 CD
The Brothers Karamazov 1/29 CD
Romance of a Horsethief 2/4 KB
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 2/11–12 GC
Kotch 3/1 WH
Nine Hours to Rama 3/2 KB
Dr. No 3/3 KB
Dirty Harry 3/10 CD
The Last Picture Show 3/11 CD
The Music Lovers 3/17 WH
Paris When It Sizzles 3/18 WH
The Grapes of Wrath 3/24 CD
The French Connection 3/25 CD
Lord Jim 4/1 CD
Duel in the Sun 4/2 CD
Bachelor in Paradise 4/6 KB
Boomerang 4/7 KB
The Godfather 4/21 CD
There Was a Crooked Man 4/22 CD
Diamonds Are Forever 4/27 KB
Pendulum 4/29 KB
Critic's Choice 5/5 CD
Kidnapped 5/6 CD
Funeral in Berlin 5/7 CD
Goldfinger 5/11 CD
The Carpetbaggers 5/12 CD
Good Neighbor Sam 5/13 CD
From Russia with Love 5/18 CD
Move Over, Darling 5/19 WH
The Prince and the Showgirl 6/2 KB
Elmer Gantry 6/3 KB
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 6/4 KB
Take Her, She's Mine 6/8 CD
The Skin Game 6/16 GC
The Notorious Landlady 6/17 GC
When Eight Bells Toll 6/18 KB
The Cardinal 6/21 WH
Hang 'Em High 6/23 CD
The Hot Rock 6/24 CD
Harlow 7/1 SC
The V.I.P.s 7/3 SC
Reap the Wild Wind 7/4 SC
Coogan's Bluff 7/5 SC
Irma La Douce 7/9 SC
Gambit 7/11 SC
Two documentaries (on Pat's visit to Africa and the Washington Redskins) 7/12 SC
Skyjacked 7/19 WH
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 7/22 CD
Fort Apache 7/24 WH
Lady Liberty 7/29 CD
The Mouse that Roared 7/30 CD
Frenzy 8/4 AI
The War between Men and Women 8/5 AI
Bend of the River 8/11 CD
Joe Kidd 8/12 CD
Kelly's Heroes 9/3 SC
Crusade in Europe 9/6 WH
Cabaret 9/8 CD
The Groundstar Conspiracy 9/9 CD
The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 9/16 CD
The Man 9/19 CD
Yankee Doodle Dandy 9/23 CD
Their Finest Hour 9/24 CD
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 9/26 CD
War and Peace 9/30 CD
Fiddler on the Roof 10/1 CD
Major Dundee 10/5 WH
The King and I 10/7 CD
South Pacific 10/14 CD
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 10/20 CD
The Sons of Katie Elder 10/24 WH
Midnight Lace 10/? CD
Cancel My Reservation 10/29 CD
Crusade in Europe 10/31 WH
Civilisation 11/5 SC
Victory at Sea 11/8 KB
The Great Escape 11/9 KB
Boys' Night Out 11/10 KB
Fuzz 11/12 CD
John Paul Jones 11/16 CD
Man with a Million 11/19 CD
Young Winston 11/22 CD
The Emigrants 11/23 CD
The Carey Treatment 11/26 CD
Pancho Villa 11/27 CD
Rio Bravo 11/28 CD
The Heroes of Telemark 12/3 KB
What the Peeper Saw 12/7 CD
The Candidate 12/8 CD
Sounder 12/9 CD
The Poseidon Adventure 12/12 WH
The Hanging Tree 12/17 WH
Charade 12/20 KB
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 12/21 KB
The Lady Eve 12/22 KB
Butterfield 8 12/24 KB
The Big Clock 12/28 CD
The General Died at Dawn 12/29 CD


1973
Film

Date

Site
Three Coins in the Fountain 1/6 CD
Ride the High Country 1/7 WH
The Maltese Falcon 1/9 WH
Mary, Queen of Scots 1/12 KB
The More the Merrier 1/26 KB
Tom Jones 1/27 KB
This Gun for Hire 1/28 KB
The Accused 2/3 CD
So Big 2/4 CD
A Double Life 2/8 SC
On the Waterfront 2/9 SC
The Last Voyage 2/10 SC
Undercurrent 2/11 SC
The Man Who Knew Too Much 2/13 SC
Some Like It Hot 2/16 KB
Keeper of the Flame 2/17 KB
Boom Town 2/18 KB
Vertigo 2/23 CD
The Doctor Takes a Wife 2/24 CD
Viva Zapata! 3/4 CD
Picnic 3/9 CD
Owen Marshall 3/10 CD
To the Ends of the Earth 3/11 WH
Texas 3/15 WH
Sleuth 3/18 CD
Frenchman's Creek 3/24 KB
Anne of the Thousand Days 3/25 KB
The Shepherd of the Hills 3/26 KB
Three Little Words 3/30 SC
Two Rode Together 4/1 SC
Gideon of Scotland Yard 4/3 SC
Meet Me in St. Louis 4/4 SC
Kind Hearts and Coronets 4/5 SC
Forever and a Day 4/7 SC
Some Came Running 4/20 KB
The Seven Year Itch 4/21 KB
The Quiet Man 4/23 GC
Ocean's 11 5/3 KB
What Price Glory 5/4 KB
Inherit the Wind 5/6 KB
Notorious 5/10 WH
The Long Voyage Home 5/11 CD
Hammersmith Is Out 5/12 CD
The War Wagon 5/13 CD
The Searchers 5/17 WH
A Hole in the Head 5/19 CD
High Plains Drifter 5/20 CD
The Wreck of the Mary Deare 5/22 WH
Tea and Sympathy 5/23 CD
Indiscreet 5/25 KB
Proud Rebel 5/26 KB
Twelve O'Clock High 5/27 GC
Night People 6/2 CD
Separate Tables 6/8 KB
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 6/9 KB
Stage Fright 6/15 KB
The Lady Killers 6/16 KB
A Letter to Three Wives 6/25 SC
Love Me or Leave Me 6/26 SC
Never Let Me Go 6/27 SC
Pat and Mike 6/28 SC
The Gazebo 6/29 SC
The Citadel 6/30 SC
Daisy Kenyon 7/1 SC
The Railway Children 7/2 SC
North to Alaska 7/4 SC
Alexander the Great 7/5 SC
Tom Sawyer 7/6 SC
His Majesty O'Keefe 7/7 SC
The Far Country 7/8 SC
Rebel without a Cause 7/? SC
Detective Story 7/? CD
The Iron Duke 7/21 CD
Life with Father 7/22 CD
The Day of the Jackal 7/23 CD
Centennial Summer 7/28 CD
Vera Cruz 7/29 CD
A Touch of Class 8/3 CD
The Sky Above, the Mud Below 8/4 CD
Man on a String 8/5 CD
Run for Cover 8/8 CD
The Nelson Affair 8/9 CD
The Light that Failed 8/17 KB
You Gotta Stay Happy 8/18 KB
Lawrence of Arabia 8/23–24 SC
Please Don't Eat the Daisies 8/25 SC
Ivanhoe 8/26 SC
Kentucky 8/27 SC
On the Town 8/28 SC
Dark Victory 8/29 SC
All This and Heaven Too 8/30 SC
The Postman Always Rings Twice 9/1 SC
The Blue Dahlia 9/2 SC
David and Bathsheba 9/8 CD
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain 9/9 CD
Lady Ice 9/14 CD
Paper Moon 9/15 CD
A King's Story 9/16 CD
Scorpio 9/22 CD
Key Largo 9/23 CD
Bang the Drum Slowly 9/29 CD
Lonely Are the Brave 9/30 CD
Play Misty for Me 10/4 KB
Khartoum 10/6 KB
Zulu 10/13 CD
Suez 10/16 CD
The Sting 10/19 WH
The Searching Wind 10/20 WH
The World in His Arms 10/23 CD
Fail-Safe 10/27 CD
Hitler: The Last Ten Days 10/29 CD
Live and Let Die 10/31 WH
The Master Touch 11/3 KB
Heaven Can Wait 11/? KB
The Way We Were 11/9 CD
The Long Gray Line 11/10 CD
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 11/22 CD
My Darling Clementine 11/23 CD
A Foreign Affair 11/24 CD
The Last of Sheila 12/1 WH
A Man for All Seasons 12/2 CD
Western Union 12/7 WH
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 12/8 WH
The Flim-Flam Man 12/? WH
Travels with My Aunt 12/? WH
Drums Along the Mohawk 12/? CD
Anastasia 12/? SC
The House of Rothschild 12/? SC
Jane Eyre 12/? SC


1974
Film

Date

Site
Garden of Evil Jan. SC
Buffalo Bill ↓ SC
Cahill: United States Marshal SC
Passage to Marseilles SC
Henry VIII and His Six Wives SC
They Came to Cordura SC
The Whole Town's Talking PS
An Affair to Remember WH
American Graffiti WH
Executive Action CD
The Long Goodbye CD
The Hospital CD
Charley Varrick Feb. CD
The New Land ↓ CD
Serpico CD
The Clouded Yellow KB
A Kiss Before Dying KB
Harry in Your Pocket KB
The Sting KB
The Collector WH
England Made Me WH
Mame WH
The Day of the Dolphin WH
Pony Express WH
Destination Gobi WH
The Omega Man WH
Butterflies Are Free WH
Cheyenne Autumn KB
Von Ryan's Express Mar. KB
Friendly Persuasion ↓ WH
A Place in History CD
The Way We Were CD
Sunset Boulevard CD
Magnum Force CD
Becket Apr. CD
The Great Gatsby ↓ CD
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town CD
Call of the Wild KB
What's Up, Doc? KB
The Solid Gold Cadillac KB
The Sugarland Express KB
The Long, Hot Summer May KB
The Paper Chase ↓ KB
Rio Conchos KB
The Seven-Ups KB
On the Beach WH
Shenandoah WH
The Wrong Box WH
Zandy's Bride June WH
Holiday ↓ CD
Divorce Italian Style CD
Kitty CD
The Big Sleep CD
The Big Heat July KB
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round ↓ KB
McQ KB
By the Light of the Silvery Moon SC
Chad Hanna SC
Come Next Spring SC
Man on a Swing SC
Man without a Star SC
Double Indemnity SC
Two for the Seesaw SC
The Train Robbers SC
It's a Wonderful Life SC
Around the World in 80 Days SC

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hillary was not a president and will never be a president despite it being her only dream and her life's "work"

hillary will be remembered for three things
-Monica
-Losing to Donald Fucking Trump!
-Turning Libya into the world's biggest slave trade

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i think trump is a fan of the original star wars trilogy

men are men and women are women.

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Yup, he was Emperor Palpatine, but we good guys smashed his Death Star!

Mean people suck.

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How can you think of yourselves as the "good guys" when you put in a war monger just as bad or perhaps even worse?

The better guys were those who did not vote for either one of those bozos.

I will never, ever regret my votes for Ralph Nader when he ran and I can never, ever be blamed when Bore lost to Dumbya.
Never.

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Yes, you stuck us with Bush and Chump. Because a vote for Nader was a vote for Bush and Nader got 100,000 votes in Florida. And then in 2016 you voted for Jill Stein with the same result. So you Sarandonites are responsible.
Every close election you help sabotage in favor of the far right candidate. In '68 it was Nixon.

Mean people suck.

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Blame the Bore voters.

If all of them had not been chickenshits and voted for Nader instead then we would not have had Dumbya, who was worse than Trump.

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Hillary Clinton is probably lying about "Wizard of Oz" to make herself seem more warm and fuzzy. It's a rather cliche answer.

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I'm sure she has a special CGI version that puts Trumps face and voice over the scarecrows.

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On a more serious note, she was a fool for not running in 2020. She would be President now if she had. That was the dream of her life and she blew it.

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She is kicking herself.

Or I like to think so!

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OMG the new face of the Illuminati. She's so sinister, Machiavellian, having people killed and all. I'm impressed. She would really be a better President than Biden though.

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