last couple months on Fox Movie Channel have been quite good, with a number of titles shown that hadn't aired on the network for some time.
I'm happy to say that April on Fox Movie Channel also looks interesting. Here are a few highlights of interest to classic film fans:
...Monday, April 1st, there are a couple of Richard Widmark films on the schedule: the submarine film HELL AND HIGH WATER (1954) and RED SKIES OF MONTANA (1952), a film about fire fighters which came up in a comments discussion here last fall.
...Irwin Allen's FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON (1962) will air on April 2nd. The cast includes Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, and Fabian, with a lot of great supporting actors including Peter Lorre, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Haydn, Herbert Marshall, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, and Reginald Owen.
...Another Irwin Allen film, THE LOST WORLD (1960), airs on both April 4th and April 5th. It stars Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison, and Fernando Lamas.
...SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962) airs on April 6th. It stars William Holden, France Nuyen, and Clifton Webb.
...Jacques Tourneur's ANNE OF THE INDIES (1951) airs Sunday, April 7th. Jean Peters plays the title role, with a cast including Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, and Thomas Gomez.
...April 8th the musical IF I'M LUCKY (1946) will be shown, with Vivian Blaine, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda, Harry James, and Phil Silvers.
...TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI (1942) is one I've got to see. It stars Randolph Scott, John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, and Nancy Kelly. It will be shown on Fox on April 11th.
...Audie Murphy stars in BATTLE AT BLOODY BEACH (1962), a WWII film, on April 12th. There are other WWII films being shown that day including Claudette Colbert in THREE CAME HOME (1950) and Clifton Webb and Gloria Grahame in THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1956), if you missed that title in March.
...DANGEROUS CROSSING (1953), a good suspense film with Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie, will be shown on April 14th.
...April 16th the interesting titles include SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS (1944) with Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine, and Michael O'Shea; NOB HILL (1945) with Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, and George Raft; and the Pat Boone remake of STATE FAIR (1962), which I found fun to check out, though it can't hold a candle to the 1945 version.
...A couple good crime films are on the schedule on April 18th. The first is CRY OF THE CITY (1948), which I hope to see again at the Noir City Hollywood festival in April. It stars Victor Mature, Richard Conte, and Debra Paget. Also airing that day is A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER (1953), in which Joseph Cotten suspects his widowed sister-in-law (Jean Peters) killed her stepdaughter, who was his niece, and he fears she may be targeting his young nephew next.
...Jean Renoir's SWAMP WATER (1941) will be shown on April 19th. It stars Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter.
...Brian Donlevy and Rochelle Hudson star in BORN RECKLESS (1937) on April 23rd.
...The classic LAURA (1944) turns up on the schedule on April 25th, starring Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, and Gene Tierney in the title role.
...THE REVOLT OF MAMIE STOVER (1956) sounds interesting. It stars Jane Russell, Richard Egan, and Joan Leslie, directed by Raoul Walsh. It's airing on April 26th.
For more information on Fox Movie Channel in April, please be sure to check out the complete schedule.