Monday, October 31, 2011

Fox Movie Channel in November: Highlights

Here's a peek at a few of the interesting titles on the Fox Movie Channel schedule in November:

...November kicks off with HALF ANGEL (1951), a whimsical comedy starring Joseph Cotten and Loretta Young, on November 1st. Young plays a prim nurse who confounds hospital benefactor Cotten by turning into quite a different person at night.

...The business drama WOMAN'S WORLD (1954) returns to the schedule on November 5th. The all-star cast includes Fred MacMurray, Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, June Allyson, Cornel Wilde, Arlene Dahl, and Clifton Webb. It's in the vein of other films about corporate shenanigans, such as EXECUTIVE SUITE (1954) and THE POWER AND THE PRIZE (1956).

...THUNDERHEAD - SON OF FLICKA (1945), a sequel to MY FRIEND FLICKA (1943), airs on November 6th. It stars Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, and Rita Johnson.

...I really enjoyed CRASH DIVE (1943), which will be on Fox November 7th. It stars a young trio of Dana Andrews, Tyrone Power, and Anne Baxter.

...Clifton Webb, Ruth Hussey, Robert Wagner, and Debra Paget star in STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER (1952), a biography of John Philip Sousa, on November 11th. This film was due to be released by Fox years ago, but the DVD market changed and the schedule shut down. Now it's due to be released as a combination Blu-ray/DVD package on December 13th. However, they aren't selling the movie as a standalone DVD; the only way those of us without Blu-ray players can get the DVD is to buy the Blu-ray too.

...The John Ford pre-Code film PILGRIMAGE (1933) will be shown November 14th. The cast includes Heather Angel and actor-director Norman Foster.

...On November 15th, the interesting spy drama FIVE FINGERS (1952) airs, starring James Mason and Danielle Darrieux. This movie is not on DVD in the United States.

...Last week a new biography of Loretta Young was discussed here. Those interested in the story of Loretta's secret child with Clark Gable may want to check out the movie that started the whole saga, CALL OF THE WILD (1935). It's on November 16th.

...Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O'Hara star in MR. HOBBS TAKES A VACATION (1962) on November 22nd.

...Perfect Thanksgiving Day viewing: HOME IN INDIANA (1944), a lovely piece of autumnal Americana starring the young Jeanne Crain, June Haver, and Lon McCallister, supported by Ward Bond, Walter Brennan, and Charlotte Greenwood.

...Beautiful Elaine Stewart stars with John Derek in THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA (1954) on November 29th. If only Fox wouldn't show it in pan and scan...

As always, keep in mind that Fox often shows films more than once per month; I've only listed one date per title. Check out the schedule for possible additional air dates.

Due to Fox repeating movies with such regularity, viewers may also want to check out my September and October posts for additional titles which might be airing in November.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

I have got to stop reading your Fox rundown. We don't get the channel here and there are so many old favourites that I haven't seen in years!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

I envy you getting Wellman's 'Call of the Wild' on TV - really enjoyable wilderness movie, obviously with loads of chemistry between Gable and Young!

1:44 AM  

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