Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fox Movie Channel in September: Highlights

The Fox Movie Channel schedule for September continues to largely recycle the same titles shown in recent months. I'm glad the channel continues to program movies from the classic film era, at least for part of the day, but I certainly wish the channel would make the effort to incorporate some fresh titles!

Many of the movies scheduled this month were also shown in June, July, and August, so visiting those posts may be useful in order to glean additional ideas for possible Fox viewing in September. Simply input any title discussed in these posts into the search box on the upper right of the FMC schedule in order to see if a given title is scheduled in the next few weeks.

Below I've tried to focus on listing films scheduled this month which haven't already been highlighted here this summer:

...September 3rd there's a great cast in TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI (1942): Randolph Scott, Maureen O'Hara, and John Payne. It was filmed in beautiful Technicolor.

...Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison star in the beautiful fantasy THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947) on September 4th. Natalie Wood and George Sanders costar. The memorable score was by Bernard Herrmann. This is a beautiful -- and sometimes very funny -- film which I highly recommend.

...THE LONGEST DAY (1962) airs on September 5th. The all-star cast of this film on D-Day includes John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, and many, many more.

...FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966) will be shown on September 9th. The cast of this fantasy includes Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, and Arthur Kennedy.

...Maggie Smith stars in THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (1969) on September 11th.

...James Mason plays the lead in Nicholas Ray's BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956) on September 15th. Barbara Rush and Walter Matthau costar.

...John Wayne stars in John Huston's THE BARBARIAN AND THE GEISHA (1958) on September 18th.

...HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALLISON (1957) stars Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr, another film directed by John Huston, on September 19th. This is a very interesting two-person drama, worth catching.

...DAY-TIME WIFE (1939) is an entertaining piece of fluff with a wonderful cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Warren William, and Wendy Barrie. The plot may be lightweight, but it's gorgeous fun. It airs September 22nd.

...Also on the 22nd: a great cast including Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, and Eleanor Parker star in MADISON AVENUE (1962).

...Brian Keith and Rita Gam star in the Western SIERRA BARON (1958) on September 23rd. I caught a bit of this film recently; it's kind of a strange movie, yet quite watchable.

...A ROYAL SCANDAL (1945) stars Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Vincent Price, and Anne Baxter. Ernst Lubitsch and Otto Preminger were the directors. It airs on September 29th.

...The month wraps up with Elvis in LOVE ME TENDER (1956) on September 30th. Debra Paget and Richard Egan also star.

For more classic films airing this month, please visit TCM in September: Highlights.

Enjoy Fox Movie Channel in September!


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