Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fox Movie Channel in October: Highlights

Fox Movie Channel's October schedule isn't very different from the schedules for July, August, or September, truth to tell. The channel seems to have mostly given up on incorporating fresh titles into its rotation.

Given the repetitious nature of the channel's recent schedules, this month's list of FMC highlights will be quite short.

...The Michael Shayne film BLUE, WHITE AND PERFECT (1941) plays on October 1st. Lloyd Nolan plays Shayne, with Mary Beth Hughes costarring.

...The marvelous FALLEN ANGEL (1945) will be shown on October 10th. This wonderful noir stars Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Alice Faye. Some of the film was shot in the city of Orange, California, right here in Orange County.

...Clark Gable and Susan Hayward star in SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (1955) on October 11th. This is a rare film which I don't recall having played in recent weeks. Edward Dmytryk directed.

...Also on the 11th: Marie Windsor stars in THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH (1962). Kent Taylor costars.

...The multi-story TALES OF MANHATTAN (1942) will be shown on October 17th. The all-star cast includes Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Charles Boyer, Henry Fonda, George Sanders, and more.

...Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones star in THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (1956) on both October 17th and 18th.  Fredric March costars.

...FLAMING STAR (1960) is an Elvis movie which costars Barbara Eden. It will be shown on October 21st.

...EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT NIGHT (1939) is a chance to see Ray Milland and Bob Cummings costarring 15 years prior to appearing together in Hitchcock's DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954). Sonja Henie costars on October 22nd.

...LOVE NEST (1951), starring William Lundigan and June Haver, returns to the schedule on October 27th. Marilyn Monroe costars.

For more October viewing, please visit TCM in October: Highlights.


Blogger DKoren said...

I love the theme song to Flaming Star! Part of that film was made in Thousand Oaks at a spot I used to hike by when I lived there.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Deb,

I haven't seen that one! Will have to make a note to record it. Love your familiarity with the location. :)

Best wishes,

11:37 AM  
Blogger DKoren said...

The funny thing is that I'm not really an Elvis fan. LOL! But I do like that theme song. And he sings another song as part of the movie I quite enjoyed. I originally rented this movie to see Steve Forrest, mostly out of curiosity because he was Dana Andrews' brother. The movie isn't particularly good, but it has some good parts, and some odd ones. And the ending kind of made me go, huh?? I remember I really liked John McIntyre in his role. :-D

12:36 PM  
Blogger Vienna said...

I saw TALES OF MANHATTAN recently. What a cast Fox assembled - Boyer, Hayworth,Rogers, Fonda, Laughton,Robinson
And then Ethel Waters, Paul Robeson,Thomas Mitchell,James Gleason,Elsa Lanchester,J.Carrol Naish,Cesar Romero, Eugene Pallette.
Wow! And all about a gentleman's suit which passes from one group to another.
My favorite story was Charles Laughton as an aspiring composer.

11:20 AM  

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